Early Life of Tribhuwan Nath Shah Deo
Born on 17th November in the year 1930 to Maharaj Kumar Nand Kishor Nath Shah Deo of Dewarkhand Pargana, Ratu Zamindari (Bihar) and Lalit Manjari Devi of Raj Khariar and was the youngest brother of Maharajadhiraj Bhanu Pratap Deo. His formal edification at high school initiated at Rajkumar College Raipur from where he obtained the senior school certificate of the university of Cambridge (England) and passed with flying colours obtaining the president's prize for best result in school in 1949 in addition to the best result in school he also won the Sarangarh shield for the best sportsmen a rare feat. He created school records in Broad Jump, High jump, 100 meters sprint, 110 meters hundreds and 4x100 meters relay of which the Broad jump record of 21'3" still stands good. He also represented the school team in cricket, hockey, football and athletics and captained the school team in the last two disciplines.
Career of Tribhuwan Nath Shah Deo
An outstanding and exceptionally gifted sportsman, soon he blossomed into state level and then into a national level sportsman of prominence To name and highlight few of his glittering achievements, he represented C.P. and Berar provinces in the 12th Indian Olympics held in Bombay in 1950, where he rubbed shoulders with legendry sprinter Lavy Pinto, Tribhuwan Nath Shah Deo, also represented the state in broad jump, high jump 100 meters sprint and 4X100 meters relay, he also represented the Patna university in cricket in the All India Rohinton Baria trophy in 1950, was awarded the Daly College Indore colours in cricket, hockey ,football and athletics in a single year in 1951 and Captained Dally College in athletics won the best sportsman award in Daly College Indore for 1951 and 1952.
He also represented the Holkar State Cricket Association in the All India Ranji trophy cricket tournament in 1952 and 1953 under the captaincy of legendry col. C. K. Nayudu and later on under the captaincy of the great cricketer Mushtaq Ali. Kumar T.N.S. Deo created Madhya Bharat athletics records in broad jump, high jump and 800 meters in 1953 and 1954 and captained the state athletics team in the first national games held at Delhi in march 1954 and secured third place in the men's running broad jump, with a jump of 22'5" unfortunately narrowly missing all India selection in the event for the Asian games held in Manila (Philippines) as he was regularly clearing 23' in the event , before his departure from Indore District for the national games
Kumar Tribhuwan Nath Shah Deo, later on was the lynchpin of cricket activities in Kanker and the Kanker cricket club which was a formidable team, which outclassed all neighbouring area teams he enthralled the cricket fans of Kanker for many years with his brilliant batting performances and cricketing aficionados of that time still recall and remember his extraordinary cricketing exploits, He was also invited to play in the national defence cricket show match of Raipur in 1962 and was also one of the organizers of the first All India Archery competition held at Jagdalpur in 1974.
He married Savitri Devi of Aul, a princely state near Cuttack in Orissa and has a son from the wedlock. Kumar Tribhuwan Nath Shah Deo also entered the political mainstream and was the president of municipal council Kanker. Kumar was also a gifted singer and was an unforgettable part of the "Nav-chetan" and "pushpanjali" musical groups of Kanker and was also president of Komal Deo club for more then a decade. He died an untimely death, aged only about 51 years, in April 1982.
(Last Updated on : 16-09-2013)
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