“I most well-liked to take the danger. I’m calling it a danger as a result of at the moment getting a job by way of sports activities was not quite common,” stated Kumar in a video launched by Mohun Bagan on their social media platforms on Friday.
Kumar, who was a part of the Indian squad that gained gold medal within the 1975 hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, has been conferred with the Lifetime Achievement by the Kolkata membership as a part of Mohun Bagan Day celebrations final month. Mohun Bagan Day is well known on July 29 to commemorate the membership’s triumph within the 1911 version of the IFA Shield.
Kumar shares the Lifetime Achievement award this 12 months with Pranab Ganguly and Monoranjan Porel.
“This is a really proud second for me to get this award. Just see how shortly 50 years have flown by. This is likely one of the most dear honours for me. Other awards are undoubtedly particular however that is getting an award from my dwelling. I’m extraordinarily grateful to the membership and the sports activities loving folks of Bengal. I’ve received a lot love from them,” added Kumar. “Whatever I managed to attain as a participant, step one was at Mohun Bagan. I received to play with so many nice gamers.”
As a part of the Mohun Bagan Day celebrations, Indian hockey nice Gurbux Singh and former Bengal cricketer and coach Palash Nandi have been conferred with the celebrated Mohun Bagan Ratna.