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Dhanraj Pillay Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 16, 2018

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Short Biography

Dhanraj Pillay was born on 16-07-1968 in Khadki, Pune in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Hockey Player & Hockey Manager.

Other Name: The Indian Hockey Tornado
Other Professions: Hockey Manager

Dhanraj Pillay Complete Bio & Career

Dhanraj Pillay was born to Tamil parents who lived in Pune. He is a former captain of Indian National Team of Hockey. He started playing hockey from his young days in his neighborhood Ordinance Factory staff colony. Dhanraj, his friends, and brothers were playing with broken sticks on the muddy surface.
Mohammed Shahid was his role model. Dhanraj was following the style of him and was imitating Mohammed Shahid while practising hockey. He even now dedicates his credits to him. Dhanraj’s brother Ramesh was already playing in Mumbai League for RCF. He joined Ramesh to learn professional hockey. Ramesh helped him to become a speedy striker. He joined Mahindra and Mahindra to get well trained further. J. M. Carvalho, the then Indian Coach trained Dhanraj and M&M.
He made his debut with Indian national team in 1989. From then he was in form for 15 years. He played for four Olympics, four Champion Trophies and four World Cups in hockey. He played opposite to France, Germany, England and Malaysian Club Hockey. Currently, he is working as the Manager of Indian hockey team. Dhanraj is also a member of Indian Hockey Federation’s ad hoc committee.
He recently joined Aam Aadmi Party and began his political career. Meanwhile, he is serving as the coach for All India Hockey Team.
He has started a hockey academy in Mumbai to help young players. To run his academy, he raises funds by collecting empty cartridges and sell to a European company which recycles them and gives money.

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1995 Hockey
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna National Sports Award 2000 Hockey
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2001 Sports

Dhanraj Pillay is awarded with Padma Shri in 2000 and recognizing his talent, he was given the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in the same year. Dhanraj was awarded the player of the tournament at Cologne for playing and winning 2002 Champions Trophy in Germany.

Dhanraj Pillay Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Dhanraj Pillay was born to Nagalingam Pillay & Andalamma Pillay. He has a brother named Ramesh Pillay.

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Dhanraj Pillay Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

55 years, 2months, 9 days old age Dhanraj Pillay will turn 56 on 16 July, 2024. Only 9 months, 20 days, 23 hours,4 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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