Founder of the Champions Trophy and key figure in Pakistan hockey

19th December 2011

Air Marshal M. Nur Khan, Ex-President of the Pakistan Hockey Federation  passed away on 15th December 2011 after a prolonged illness.

Late Air Marshal M. Nur Khan made very valuable and tremendous contributions in Hockey in Pakistan. During his first tenure (1967-1969) that Pakistan hockey team won the Mexico Olympics and in second tenure (1976-1986) Pakistani team won Los Angeles Olympics.

During his tenure Pakistan hockey team performed a grand-slam. The World Cup and Champions Trophy are the toughest events in hockey, and are brain child of Late Air Marshal M. Nur Khan, which will keep him alive in hockey as long as these two competitions are on the calendar.

Being President Pakistan Hockey Federation, he donated World Cup Trophy and Champions Trophy to the International Hockey Federation. His contribution and dedicated efforts will go down in the annals of sports history of Pakistan.

Source: FIH

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