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The forgotten hero of Indian sports: Hockey goalkeeper Shankar Lakshman, 'Rock of Gibraltar'

New Delhi: Shankar Laxman, the hockey goalkeeper who stood between gold for India and brutal Pakistan onslaughts in the finals of 1964 Tokyo Olympics and 1966 Bangkok Asian Games, died uncared for and unsung.Laxman represented

India TV News Desk [ Updated: December 22, 2013 6:50 IST ]
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the forgotten hero of indian sports hockey goalkeeper shankar lakshman rock of gibraltar

New Delhi: Shankar Laxman, the hockey goalkeeper who stood between gold for India and brutal Pakistan onslaughts in the finals of 1964 Tokyo Olympics and 1966 Bangkok Asian Games, died uncared for and unsung.






Laxman represented India in three successive Olympics -- 1956, '60 and '64. Two years later he led the country to gold in the Bangkok Asian Games. He was the goalkeeper ,when India, for the first time, lost the Olympic title to Pakistan in I960.

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