(Last Updated on : 03-03-2017)
Polo Players in India are especially from Rajasthan
, because most of the royal families reside here. The polo players came into the limelight along with the British army officers in India. Most of the polo players are hailing from Alwar
of Rajasthan and Bhatinda
Kuldeep Singh Garcha
Kuldeep Singh Garcha is a notable former polo player of India. He was awarded "Arjuna Award
" for achieving excellence in sports.
Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur
Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur was the ruler of the Indian princely state of Jodhpur located in Rajasthan from 1947 until 1952. He was polo player and was world polo champion.
Shivraj Singh is the son of Maharaja Gaj Singh and he was one of the notable polo players in colonial India.
Sawai Man Singh II
Sawai Man Singh II was the last ruling Maharaja of Jaipur State belonging to Kachwaha
clan of Rajputs
. He ruled the princely state between 1922 and 1949, when the state acceded unto the Dominion of India. In later life, he served as Ambassador of India to Spain. He was also a notable sportsman and celebrated polo player.
Rao Raja Hanut Singh
Rao Raja Hanut Singh was a British Indian Army soldier and polo player from Rajasthan.
Lieutenant Colonel Kishen Singh
Lieutenant Colonel Kishen Singh was a former national polo player from India. He was a member of the Indian polo team that won the World Cup in 1954 at Deauville France. He was awarded Arjuna Award in 1963. He is hailing from Jodhpur in Rajasthan.
Lokendra Singh is a current polo player from India. He was captain of the Indian Polo Team at the World Cup.
Col. Maharaj Prem Singh
Col. Maharaj Prem Singh was an Indian polo player born in a polo-playing family on 15th November 1915. His grandfather, Maharaj Bhopal Singh was an excellent horseman while his grand uncle Sir Pratap Singh of Idar was a renowned polo player. Col. Maharaj Prem Singh received most of his training from his father, Maharaj Kishen Singh, who himself was an excellent player and had received training from the famous Major-General Delisle.
Maharaja Sir Rajinder Singh
Maharaja Sir Rajinder Singh was Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala from 1876 to 1900. He was a noted polo player in colonial India.
Vishal Singh is a polo player from Rajasthan. He currently plays for Rajasthan Polo Club and has played for the Indian national team.
Charles Robertson Skene
Charles Robertson Skene was born on May 26th in the year 1914. He was nicknamed as Hurricane Bob and was a ten-goal polo player. He was inducted into the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame. Skene was born in Assam, India to an Australian tea planter, Curtis Skene. His father was a distinguished polo player, becoming an eight-goal player in 1929. Charles Skene began his polo-playing career playing country club polo in Australia with his father and friends. He died on August 24th in the year 1997.