Aslam Sher Khan in Indian Athlete, Politician, and Writer. He is an Indian hockey player and former member of the Indian team. He helped the Indian team to win the gold medal in 1975 world cup held at the capital of Malaysia ‘Kuala Lumpur’. Aslam Sher Khan is very active in Indian politics. He was the Congress Member of Parliament and Union Minister. Currently, He offered to take over the president seat of Indian National Congress on a provisional basis of two years. Know more about Aslam Sher Khan from the given important information.
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|Real Name:||Aslam Sher Khan|
|Known Name:||Aslam Khan|
|Profession:||Politician, Hockey Player|
|Famous for:||1. 1975 World Cup Winner|
2. Former Union Minister & Member of Parliament
|Political Party:||Indian National Congress|
|Date of Birth/DOB/Birthday:||15 July 1953|
|Age:||65 Years Old (in 2019)|
|Birthplace:||Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Height (Approx):||in centimeter: 163 cm|
in meter: 1.63 m
in feet inches: 5' 3"
|Weight (Approx):||in kilograms: 76 kg|
in pound: 167 lbs
|Zodiac Sign:||Not Known|
|Marriage Date:||Not Known|
|Wife/Spouse:||Name Not Known|
|Parents (Family):||Father: late Ahmed Sher Khan|
|Grandfather:||Name Not Known|
|Hobbies:||Social Service, Sports|
|Home Town:||Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India|
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Aslam Sher was born into a middle-class family of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. He became very famous from his contribution to India’s national game Hockey. He put his great effort to win the gold medal in Hockey in 1975 World Cup held at Malaysia.
After retiring from the hockey, he continued service to the nation by joining Indian politics. Sher Aslam Khan joined National Youth Congress by the advice of Late Shri Sanjay Gandhi. Later, He got an opportunity to contest in 8th Lok Sabha election form the Betul, Madhya Pradesh. He won the election and became the Congress Member of Parliament.
Aslam Sher Khan also served as the Union Minister. And He was appointed by the Former Indian Prime Minister, Late Shri P V Narasimha Rao. In 2009, He again contested form the Sagar Lok Sabha Constituency as the Congress candidate and could not win.
Aslam Sher Khan Age, Family, Cast & Religion
Aslam Sher Khan was born on 15 July 1953 into a family of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. His father late Ahmed Sher Khan was the Hockey Coach of Ahmed’s school, His mother’s name is Ahmedi. He lost his father at a very young age. Additionally, Aslam’s father has a great obsession with Hockey Play. Not much information is available about his other family members. He believes in Islam and holds Indian nationality.
Aslam Sher Khan is married on 25 October 1981. And couple have two sons. His younger son is a New York Attorney.
Aslam Sher Khan was born and raised into the middle-class Muslim family of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. He did his schooling from his hometown. He completed his bachelor of science degree from the College of Bhopal. Moreover, Playing Hockey is in his blood as his father is a great hockey player and represented India at Olympic.
In 1966, Aslam Sher Khan called up for the All India Hockey School Camp held in Bhopal. He denied joining the hockey camp as his father fell in ill at that time. But later, He joined it, as his father motivated by saying ‘The more you play and The better you play, The more I’ll know you love me’.
He got selected for the All India Schools Hockey team under the famous hockey player Roop Singh, who played with his father in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. He made an ambition to represent his own country in hockey in the Olympics like his father. Aslam Sher Khan played hockey as a full Back.
He was the member of Hockey team and participated in the Munich Olympics of 1972. Aslam Khan played an important role with Indian Hockey team to achieve a Gold medal in 1975 World Cup Olympic held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In April 2008, Aslam Sher Khan was selected as the head of a new committee created by Indian Olympic Association which works in conjunction with the International Field Hockey Federation.
After retirement from the Hockey, She decided to continue his service to the nation with joining politics. Initially, He joined National Youth Congress with the advise of Late Shree Sanjay Gandhi, son of former late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Late Indian Prime Minister Rajeev Gandhi got an opportunity to contest the 8th Lok Sabha election from Betul, Madhya Pradesh, India in 1984. Due to his honest approach, Aslam Sher Khan won the election and became Congress Member of Parliament. Again, In 1991 Aslam was re-elected as the Congress member of parliament from the same constituency.
During his second term as an MP, he appointed as a Union Minister by the former Prime Minister of India, the Late Narasimha Rao. In the 1996 Lok Sabha Election, He could not win. After that, Aslam Khan contested from the Bhopal Lok Sabha Constituency as the National Congress Party candidate and lost it.
Facts about hockey player Aslam Sher Khan
- Aslam’s father ‘Ahmed Sher Khan’ is very good at playing Hockey and has represented India in 1936 at the Berlin Olympic.
- His father cried when he heard the news of the selection in the All India Schools Hockey Team.
- His focus is to fight for the political representation of the Adivasi, Dalit, and Minority communities of his home state Madhya Pradesh, India.
- He authored an autobiography ‘To Hell with Hockey’
- Ahmed Sher Khan was the Hockey Coach of Aslam’s school. But his father never selected Aslam to play for the school team. Additionally, When he asked about this thing to his father then he replied ‘you still have a lot to learn’.
- Also, Aslam Khan joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but resigned from it on 27 January 1999.
- In 2019, He offered to take over the president seat of Indian National Congress on a provisional basis of two years and replace Rahul Gandhi. He also said that, if Rahul wants stepdown as the Congress Chief, his decision should be respected.