Tan Sri Dato’ Seri P. Alagendra
Year Inducted: 2007
Tan Sri Dato’ Seri P. Alagendra is well known in the international hockey scene as excellent administrator. He has attended six Olympic games in different capacity.
His first involvement in the Olympics was a player in the 1956 games in Melbourne. Subsequently he went as a coach (Tokyo 1964), manager (Mexico 1968 and Montrewal 1986), FIH Judge (Barcelona 1992) and as the Chef-de-Mission of the Malaysian contingent to the Sydney 2000 games.
Born in Kuala Lumpur on 23 July 1929, Alagendra is a qualified hockey coach and technical official and he was the Deputy President of the Malaysian Hockey Federation (MHF) from 1980 to 2005.
He attributes his accomplishment in sports to his father the Late Mr. K. Ponnudurai, a teacher who appreciated the value of sports.
Besides hockey, Tan Sri also served as the Vice President of the selangor Football Association (1960-1970), Vice President of the Malaysian Cricket Association (1962-1974) and as the Deputy President of the Malaysian Government Service, Welfare and Recreational Council (1960-70)
Tan Sri Alagendra has been the secretary General of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) since 1990.
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