Anwar Ahmed Khan

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Anwar Ahmed Khan
Personal information
Born 24 September 1933
Bhopal, India
Died 2 May 2014 (aged 80)
Karachi, Pakistan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport Field hockey

Anwar Ahmed "Anu" Khan (24 September 1933 – 2 May 2014) was a Pakistani field hockey player who won one gold and two silver medals at the 1956–1964 Olympics,[1] as well as gold medals at the Asian Games in 1958 and 1962.[2]

Khan was born in India to Mohammad Hashim Khan and Noor Jehan begum, a fifth child among five brothers and one sister. He started playing hockey in India and continued after his family moved to Karachi, Pakistan, in 1950–51, becoming a national team member in 1954. He retired from competitions in 1966, and then until 1993 worked at the customs, where he was employed since 1955. In parallel he assisted the Pakistan Hockey Federation as manager of senior and junior teams and member of selection committee. He helped the senior team to win a silver at the 1975 World Cup, a gold at the 1974 Asian Games, and a silver at the 1986 Asian Games, whereas the junior team won bronze at the 1982 World Cup.[2]