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Mukesh Kumar (field hockey)

Mukesh Kumar
Medal record
Representing  India
Men’s Field Hockey
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1994 Hiroshima Team
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Team

Nandanoori Mukesh Kumar (born 16 April 1970), also known as Mukesh Kumar Nandanoori, is an Indian field hockey player. He was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.[1]


He made his international debut for the Men's National Team in early 1992. Nicknamed Murali, Kumar represented his native country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain, where India finished in seventh place.[2] Mukesh represented for India in 307 international matches and scored 80 goals. In the 1992 Barcelona Olympics he scored four goals, in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics he scored two goals, and in the 2000 Sydney Olympics he netted two goals.


Personal life

Mukesh Kumar is also married to a hockey player, Nidhi Khullar. They have 2 children, N.Yeshaswini and Ashutosh Kumar Ashutosh Kumar was born in 2008 ,he studies in Kendriya Vidyalaya.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Mukesh Kumar Nandanoori". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Sport / Hockey : Former players and officials express disappointment". Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Three Air India employees to get Arjuna Awards". Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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