Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool

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Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool
Personal information
Born 1 May 1931 (1931-05)[1]
Amritsar, Punjab, India
Died 1991 (aged 59–60)[1]

Chaudhry Ghulam Rasul (1 May 1931 – 1991) was an educationist of Pakistan as well as a field hockey Olympic player. He was originally from Faisalabad District but later settled in Lahore. Rasool was an integral part of the Pakistani field hockey team from 1956 through 1963.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool obtained his MSc in Agriculture from University of Agriculture (Faisalabad). He began his teaching career as a lecturer at Aitchison College, Lahore, but soon joined Rehabilitation Department where he worked as Deputy Settlement Commissioner. Later, he joined the Kansas University in the United States and completed a PhD degree within three years, returning to Pakistan to join as Principal of Aitchison College, Lahore. Later, he was appointed Vice-chancellor of University of Agriculture (Faisalabad) for three years.[2] Thereafter, he joined the Punjab Agriculture Development Corporation as a managing director. This was followed by his appointment as Secretary of the Punjab Animal Care Department in Pakistan. He finally retired as Secretary of the Agriculture Department in Punjab.[3] During all these years, Rasool also represented Pakistan in numerous international conferences, seminars, and delegations. Rasool was also the Honorary Secretary of Pakistan Association of Science and was the first Asian ever to receive the International Alumni Medallion Award from Kansas State University,[4] which was called the 'Life Achievement Award'.[2] He was recipient of a number of distinctions and "Gold Medals" and was conferred the Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1970.

As a sportsman (1956–63)[edit]

Rasool was the captain of university hockey team and won inter-university tournament championships. Later he was included as a member of the Pakistan National Hockey Team and played many international matches. He was a member of the team at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 where Pakistan received the Olympic silver medal.[1] Two years later, he represented Pakistan in Asian Games Hockey, held in Tokyo, and received silver medal. In 1960, Rasool captained the Pakistan Hockey Team in the Rome Olympics and won an Olympic gold medal by defeating its arch-rival India in the finals.[5] In 1962, Rasool again was the captain of the Pakistan Hockey Team that participated in Asian Games Hockey, held in Jakarta. He once more led his team to victory and won a gold medal for Pakistan by defeating India in the finals. After retirement from active hockey, Rasool was appointed first as Secretary and later as President of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF). He was also the Selection Committee chairman.[6]

Rasool died in 1991. One of his sons, Akhtar Rasool was also an international hockey player who captained the Pakistan Hockey Team in the 1982 World Cup competition and won a gold medal for Pakistan by defeating India in the finals.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Profile of Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool". Olympics sports-reference.com website. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Profile of Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool, Retrieved 13 April 2017
  3. ^ Biographical encyclopedia of Pakistan: millennium 2000, 2001, p 184, Research Institute of Historiography, Biography and Philosophy – Pakistan.
  4. ^ Biographical encyclopedia of Pakistan: millennium 2000, 2001, p 184, Research Institute of Historiography, Biography and Philosophy – Pakistan.
  5. ^ a b Profile of Chaudhry Ghulam Rasool on Dawn newspaper, Published 28 March 2017, Retrieved 13 April 2017
  6. ^ Biographical encyclopedia of Pakistan: millennium 2000, 2001, p 184, Research Institute of Historiography, Biography and Philosophy – Pakistan.

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