|If the 1948 Olympic final was the
first meeting between India and Britain, the 1956 Olympic final was the first meeting between India
and Pakistan. India emerged triumphant on both ocassions en route to its second
golden hat-trick in Olympic hockey.
This photograph was taken in Mumbai during a reception to the 1956 champions
by the IHF President Naval Tata.
Front row (from left): 1. Shankar Lakshman 2. Leslie Claudius 3. Haripal Kaushik 7. Raghbir
Second row (from left): 2. Randhir Singh Gentle 3. Amit Bakshi 5.
Naval Tata 6. Balbir Singh Sr.
Third row (from left): 1. Udham Singh 2. Ranganathan Francis 5. Amir Kumar 6. Govind Perumal
Last row (from left): 1. Bakshish Singh 3. Raghbir Lal 4. Gurdev Singh 5. Hardayal Singh