Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 1971
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Krishnamurthy Perumal is a two-time Olympic medalist in field hockey and Arjuna Award winning sportsman for India. He hails from the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. En route to the Indian national hockey team, he played for teams such as the ICF, Tamil Nadu and Indian Airlines. He has served Indian and Tamil Nadu hockey with distinction in various roles - as a player, manager and coach. He currently serves as the President of Tamil Nadu Hockey Association. For his dedication and excellence in his sport, he was honored with what was then, India's highest accolade for a sportsman - the Arjuna Award - in 1971.