Biography of Dillip Tirkey - Former Captain of Indian Hockey Team


Dilip Tirkey is a well known personality and famous hockey player. At present he is the captain of Orissa Steelers.

Profile of Dilip Tirkey

Dilip Tirkey with wife
Dilip Tirkey belongs to the Tribal Community of Orissa.

Full name of Dilip Tirkey - Dilip Kumar Tirkey
Date of Birth of Dilip Tirkey - 24th November 1977
Place of Birth of Dilip Tirkey Sundargarh, Orissa
Height of Dilip Tirkey - 5'9"
Dilip Tirkey's Wife's name - Mira Tirkey
Profession of Dilip Tirkey - Hockey Player
Current Occupation of Dilip Tirkey - Captain of Orissa Steelers (Orissa Hockey Team)

Dilip Tirkey's Career as a Hockey Player


Dilip Tirkey joined Indian National Hockey Team in 1995 and the same year he played his first international Hockey match against England. With hard work and talent, Dilip Tirkey became the captain of National Hockey Team and the team played under his captain-ship for almost 10 years. He has represented India in three Olympic Games and he is the first Oriya to achieve this success.

Awards Received by Dilip Tirkey


In 1996, Dilip Tirkey was awarded with 'Ekalavya Puraskar'.
In 1998, Dilip Tirkey received 'ONGC-Hockey Year Book Award'.
In 2002, Dilip Tirkey was honoured with 'Arjun Award'.
In 2004, Dilip Tirkey was honoured with prestigious 'Padma Shri' award.


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