Ashok Kumar, a key member of India’s 1975 World Cup-winning hockey team, will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Mohun Bagan football club on the occasion of its foundation day.
It will be a virtual ceremony in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We will record the presentation of the award and also their individual messages which would be shared on our social media platforms,” Mohun Bagan general secretary Srinjoy Bose said in a statement.
Son of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand, Kumar scored an important goal in the gold medal match for India against Pakistan in the 1975 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
Besides the 1975 gold, the 70-year-old Kumar had also won bronze (1971) and silver (1973) medals in World Cups, besides a bronze medal in the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Kumar, who moved to Mohun Bagan in the late 1960s and…