Narinder Batra on Monday resigned as President of International Hockey Federation (FIH). He also gave up his membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Batra resigned as the President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on May 25. Let’s take a look at his biography.
Narinder Dhruv Batra was President of the International Hockey Federation and the Indian Olympic Association. Narinder is also a member of the International Olympic Committee. He became the first non-European president of the FIH in 2016. In 2021, Narinder Batra was elected as the President of the FIH for the second time in a row, his term will last till 2024. Batra was previously the President of Hockey India from 2014 to 2016 and the Asian Hockey Association from 2003 to 2013.
Narinder Kumar was born on October 20, 1967 in Patiala, Punjab, India. He is the son of Bansi Lal and Gurbachan Kaur. Narinder Batra Married Manjot Bhandari on October 13, 1996. They have 1 child together whose name is Akashdeep.
He completed Master of Philosophy from Punjabi University, India in 1992. He also has Bachelor of Education degree from Punjabi University, India in 1995. He also completed the Doctor of Philosophy, Punjabi University, India in 2006.
He has held various posts in sports & other domains at State & National level. He was the President, Hockey Association Jammu & Kashmir; Sr. Vice President of Indian Hockey Federation Secretary General and Treasurer of Hockey India and Secretary General Hockey India; President Hockey India; Chairman Hockey India League; Member, Organising Committee of the Hockey World Cup, India; Chairman of the Organising Committee of nine International Hockey tournaments in India.
He also was a Treasurer, Delhi & District Cricket Association; Member, Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council; Vice-President, Asian Hockey Federation; Associate Vice-President, Indian Olympic Association; Member, Competitions Committee of International Hockey Federation; Executive Board Member, International Hockey Federation ; Member, Government of India, Ministry of Sport Bill Drafting Committee ; President, International Hockey Federation; President Indian Olympic Association ; Member of CSR Committee of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India