Horseman GM Khan, who won gold at the Asian Games, died at the age of 74

Colonel (retired) Ghulam Mohammad Khan, who won the gold medal at the 1982 Asian Games, joined the Indian Military Academy in 1973. (adgpi twitter)

Ghulam Mohammad Khan, a cavalry colonel (retired) who won the gold medal in the 1982 Asian Games, died in Pune on Saturday. Khan was 74 years old and joined the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in 1973.

New Delhi. Ghulam Mohammed Khan, a horse riding colonel (retired), who won the gold medal in the 1982 Asian Games, died in Pune on Saturday. Khan was 74 years old and joined the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in 1973. A year later, he was voted the Academy’s best rider. He captained the Army Service Corps team from 1980 to 1990 and during this time his team won the national title six times, while he was also the individual national champion (eventing) four times. In addition, he won the Army 6 times in 1986 and came second in the National Show Jumping two years later. At the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi, he was part of the Indian team that won the gold medal in the event. He was then the captain and his team consisted of Risaldar Bishel Singh, Dafadar Milkha Singh and Dafadar Raghubir Singh. He also won a silver medal in the Asian Games individual event. He was also part of the teams that won the bronze medal in dressage and eventing events in Seoul in 1986. Colonel Ghulam Mohammad Khan was originally from Rajasthan. Former captain of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and former Rajasthan captain Kishan Rungta (kishan Rungta) died on Saturday along with Ghulam Mohammad Khan. He died after battling Kovid-19 in a Jaipur hospital. He was 88 years old. This experienced administrator was found positive for the Corona virus last week and died on Saturday.




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