|Full name||Deepak Thakur Sonkhla|
28 December 1980 |
|2012 - present||Sher-e-Punjab||16||(12)|
Thakur's father Nardev Singh is an ex-serviceman and his mother Lalita Thakur is a house-wife. His younger sister Navita Thakur who is a national badminton player.
Deepak became popular after his solo effort to help India win Junior World Cup Hockey Tournament in 2001 in Hobart, Australia. He scored double hat-trick in the tournament. The most memorable one was in final against unpredictable Argentina with score board showing 6-1. Other one was against the underdog, Scotland with a score of 7-1 rout.
- "7th Junior Men's World Cup, 2001 Hobart, Australia, October 9–21, 2001".
- "Deepak ‘Arjuna’ Thakur epitome of avant-garde hockey". The Tribune. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 2010-10-16.