Gurdev Singh


Gurdev Singh Kullar

 Date and place of Birth 12.08.1933 in Sansarpur, Punjab
 School Cantonment High School, Jalandhar
 Club Punjab Police
 Playing position Inside right
 First international 26.11.1956 v Afghanistan in Melbourne
 Last international 11.09.1962 v UAE in Cairo
 Olympic Games Melbourne 1956
 National Captain 1962 Asian Games 


Olympic Games






 Melbourne 1956 26.11.1956 Group A India 14 - Afghanistan 0


 Melbourne 1956 28.11.1956 Group A India 16 - U.S.A. 0


 Melbourne 1956 30.11.1956 Group A India  6 - Singapore 0


 Melbourne 1956 03.12.1956 Semi-Final India  1 - Germany 0


 Melbourne 1956 06.12.1956 Final India  1 - Pakistan 0



Gurdev Singh Kullar was born in Sansarpur, Punjab and studied at Cantonment High School in Jalandhar. His father, Thakur Singh, was in the Army and toured New Zealand and Australia with the Indian Army Hockey Team in 1926 (India's first overseas trip).

Gurdev Singh made his mark while a student in Jullundur. He represented India at the Youth Festival in Poland in 1956.

He joined Punjab Police in 1956 and played for Punjab Police and Punjab from 1956 to 1967.

He was  a member the Gold Medal winning Punjab Team in National Hockey Championship in Bhopal 1962 where he was the Captain and Bombay 1965; Bronze Medal in Hyderabad 1961, Madras 1963 and Delhi 1964.

He was a member of the Gold Medal winning Punjab Police Hockey Team in All India Police Games in Gwalior 1956, Calcutta 1959, Hyderabad 1961, Trivandrum 1962, Jaipur 1964 and Guwahati 1966. He was in the Bronze Medal Team in Delhi in 1960.

He was in the Punjab Police team that won the Beighton Cup in 1966, scoring the winning goal against Signals team.

He was a member of India's Gold Medal winning team at Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games.

He played at the Tokyo 1958 Asian Games where India won the Silver Medal.

He was Captain at the Jakarta 1962 Asian Games where India won the Silver medal.

He retired from international hockey in 1967 and immigrated to the UK.

He played for Airedale Hockey Club and Bingley Hockey Club in Leeds, UK.

He resides in the UK.