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Roshan Lal Anand

Roshan Lal Anand India
Hindi: रोशन लाल आनंद
2nd Secretary General of Asian Handball Federation
In office
26 November 2000 – 25 October 2013
PresidentSheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah Kuwait
Preceded bySyed Abul Hassan Pakistan
Succeeded byMuhammad Shafiq Pakistan
9th Secretary General of Indian Olympic Association
In office
PresidentVidya Charan Shukla
Preceded byAir Vice-Marshal C. L. Mehta
Succeeded byRaja Randhir Singh
3rd President of Handball Federation of India
In office
Secretary GeneralSurinder Mohan Bali
Preceded byAir Vice-Marshal H. L. Kapur
Succeeded byDr. Sarwan Singh Channy, IAS
7th Director of the National Institute of Sports
In office
3 July 1970 – 30 November 1986
Preceded byS. D. Chopra
Succeeded byS. K. Chaturvedi
Personal details
Born (1924-01-19) 19 January 1924 (age 100)
Amritsar, Punjab Province, British India (present-day Punjab, India)
ProfessionSports administrator
Awards Padma Shri (1976)

Dr. Roshan Lal Anand (Hindi: पद्म श्री डॉ. रोशन लाल आनंद; born 19 January 1924), also known as Dr. R. L. Anand, is an Indian former sports administrator who served as 2nd Secretary General of Asian Handball Federation from 2000 to 2013.[1]

Early life

Roshan Lal Anand was born on 19 January 1924 in Punjab Province, British India.[2]

He is the longest-serving Director of Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NIS) till date. He was appointed as NIS Director on 4 July 1970 and served in this position for 16 years until his superannuation on 30 November 1986.[3][4]

Sports administration

Asian Handball Federation

On 26 November 2000, Dr. Anand was elected as Secretary General of Asian Handball Federation, when he succeeded Pakistani sports administrator Syed Abul Hassan.[5] He served in this position for 13 years until 25 October 2013, when he was succeeded by Muhammad Shafiq.[citation needed]

Indian Olympic Association

Anand was elected as Secretary General of Indian Olympic Association from 1986 – 1987.[6] He was also elected as Vice-President of the Indian Olympic Association after 1987.[citation needed]

Handball Federation of India

Anand was one of the founder members of Handball Federation of India (HFI) and was elected as HFI President in 1985 and served in the position till 2010 when he selflessly did not file nomination for the position due to his age.[7][8] He is the longest serving HFI President to date. He was appointed as Life-President of Handball Federation of India (HFI) for his lifetime services to HFI and for development of handball upon completion of his term as president in 2010 and will hold this position till his last breath.[citation needed]


Anand also served as President of Commonwealth Handball Association and as member of Arbitration Commission of the International Handball Federation.[9]


Anand was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award by Government of India in 1976.[10] In photo, Anand receiving the Padma Shri Award from the President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.

Decoration Country Year Note
Padma Shri  India 1976 Fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India


  1. ^ "Continent Info". Archived from the original on 6 December 2001. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday Dr. Roshan Anand". AHF's Official Facebook Page. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  3. ^ "IX Asiad: India's brightest hopes are in the athletic contingent". 30 November 1982. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  4. ^ "NIS museum adds no new memorabilia in 43 years". The Times of India. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Asian jr handball at Hyderabad". The Tribune. India. 30 July 2004. Retrieved 12 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Organisation". Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  7. ^ "HFI Election 2005" (PDF). 9 December 2005. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Channi to replace RL Anand as HFI chief". 29 January 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  9. ^ Darpan, Pratiyogita (June 2001). "Competition Science Vision (Jun 2001 edition)". Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2013)". p. 62. Retrieved 14 August 2013.

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