Munir Dar (field hockey)

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Munir Dar
Personal information
Full name Munir Ahmed Dar
Born 28 March 1935 (1935-03-28)[1]
Amritsar, British India
Died 1 June 2011 (2011-07) (aged 76)[1]
Lahore, Pakistan

Munir Ahmed Dar (28 March 1935 – 1 June 2011) was a field hockey player from Pakistan, who was part of the team which won Pakistan's first ever Olympic gold at Rome in 1960. Dar also won the silver medal with the Men's National Hockey Team at the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics and 1964 Summer Olympics at Tokyo.[1][2] He also captained Pakistan Hockey Team from 1965 to 1967.[3]

Death and survivors[edit]

Munir Dar died on June 1, 2011 at age 76 after a protracted illness. He left behind 3 sons and a widow. Dar's younger brother Tanvir Dar also used to play in the national hockey team.[3] After Munir Dar retired from hockey, he along with his younger brother Tanvir Dar established a hockey academy in Pakistan.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Profile of Munir Ahmed Dar". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Munir Ahmad Dar". Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Yaqoob, Mohammad (2 June 2011). "Olympian Munir Dar passes away". Dawn newspaper. Retrieved 19 March 2017.