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Jaman Lal Sharma

Jaman Lal Sharma
Medal record
Representing  India
Men's Field hockey
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1960 Rome Team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1962 Jakarta Team

Jaman Lal Sharma (1932–2007) was an Indian field hockey player.[1] He won a silver medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[2]

Sharma was born in Bannu, North-West Frontier Province, British India, in what is now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, in 1932.[3] After retiring as a player, Sharma became a coach and was manager of the Indian hockey team at the Asian Games.

The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri in 1990.[4] Sharma died on 26 August 2007, aged 75, following the complications developed after a fall in his bathroom. He had three daughters and a son, Deepak Sharma, who is a Journalist.[1]

In Lucknow, a state hockey tournament is being organized every year since 2008 in his memory.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Ex-olympian Jaman Lal Sharma dies after brain haemorrhage". One India. 26 August 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Jaman Lal Sharma". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Players happy as street named after Jaman Lal " Archived 4 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Times of India
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Jaman Lal Sharma state hockey from today". Indian Express.
  6. ^ "Impressive win for Lucknow in Jaman Lal Sharma hockey". Indian Express.

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