5. A True Legend
Furthermore, Popularly known as ‘Dada’, Kishan Lal was one of the best right wingers. The recipient of the prestigious Victoria Cross and Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Gian Singh stated, “Many times I would think he would score, but invariably he would pass the ball to inside forwards or the center-forward to give the finishing touch!”
6. National Recognition
Furthermore, Kishan Lal’s efforts and achievements were not overlooked by the nation. He received the Padma Shri award in 1966 for his contribution towards sports. In addition to that, it was given by the then president, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
7. The Curtain Falls
In addition, It was June 22, 1980. Kishan Lal was supposed to be covering an expert commentary for the Murruguppa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu. The hero breathed his last that day.
Kishan Lal – A True Legend
Furthermore, The hockey legend was and is greatly missed and mourned. He was cremated in Sion Crematorium in Mumbai. For Indian sport, Kishan Lal was a legend and the movie ‘Gold’ is expected to pay such homage likewise. In conclusion, his legacy needs retelling for the generations to come. What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments below. Also, check out the movie trailer of Gold here.