Mir Ranjan Negi

The Winning Coach of ‘Chak De India’


Mir Ranjan Negi, former goalkeeper was the coach that led the Women's National Hockey team to victory in the 2002 CommonWealth Games. 

Negi is also the inspiration behind the iconic movie Chak De India starring Shahrukh Khan.

Negi's career was thrown into turmoil after facing the public's wrath after India's 1-7 defeat to Pakistan in the 1982 Asian Games final. He was labelled as a 'traitor' Negi got accused of conceding these goals and accepting bribes from Pakistan for the same.

Determined to prove his truth, he made a comeback as a goalkeeping coach for the Indian National Hockey Team in the 1998 Asian Games. The Indian National Hockey team won a Gold under the leadership of Rajan Negi in the 1982 Asian Games.

Four years later, he was hired as the goalkeeping coach for the Indian Women's National Field Hockey Team. He was also the Assistant Coach for the 2004 Hockey Asia Cup.

He is currently the Director of Sports at Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research in Indore.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Along with coaching the Indian National Hockey team to win a gold at the 1998 Asian Games, Negi’s guidance and skills also helped the Indian Women’s National Field Hockey team bag a Gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. 

Why Mir Rajan Negi ?

Negi’s journey from darkness to light is inspiring, and his talks cover stories on diverse topics, from hockey lessons to life skills.

In his talks, Negi speaks about the role of sports in stress management among school kids. He believes that participation in sports helps them build confidence, become street smart, learn to deal with all kinds of people, including teammates, coaches, and opponents, and develop long-lasting friendships.

for a second and keep working hard till they become successful. 

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