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Satpal Singh Arjuna Award Awarded In 1974

Satpal Singh

Satpal Singh

Award Name : Arjuna Award

Year of Award : 1974

Award for : Sports and Games

Location : Bawāna, NCT, India


Satpal Singh also known as Guru Satpal is a wrestling coach and former wrestler of India. He was a Gold Medalist in 1982 Asian Games and a Bronze medalist in 1974 Asian Games.Today he is better known as the coach of two time Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar. He was born on 11 May 1955 in Bawana, Delhi. He was coached by the famous wrestling coach Guru Hanuman at Hanuman Akhara, Delhi. Satpal now works as Deputy Director of Education, Delhi. He is also the President of School Games Federation of India. He runs an Akhada for coaching of wrestling with fellow coach Virender Singh from 1988 in Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi. He trained two time Olympic medal winner, Sushil Kumar for the Beijing Olympics 2008 and London Olympics 2012. He was awarded Dronacharya Award in 2009 by the Indian Government. Earlier in 1983 he has been awarded by the Padma Shri award. In 1974, he received the Arjuna award. He was awarded Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award of India, in 2015.

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