Olympian & Arjuna Awardee
Deepak Thakur Sonkhla (popularly known as Deepak Thakur) is a hockey forward in Indian team.
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FOREGIN CLUBS = STUTTGART KICKERS ( GERMANY) , SERAMBAN MALAYSIA.
A goal poacher, Deepak Thakur rose from the junior ranks when he scored a hat-trick in the 2001 Junior World Cup final against Australia leading India to the title. Born in hoshiarpur punjab .Thakur took up hockey on his father’s insistence and was among the most consistent scorers in 2003, when Indian hockey made considerable progress winning four tournaments. Thakur made up for one of the most lethal attack line along with Gagan Ajit Singh and Prabhjot Singh, in a career spanning over eight years. Has played in 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympics.
He debuted for the Men’s National Team in June 1999 against Germany. He was part of national squad in 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympic. he played two world cups 2004 malaysia and 2010 new delhi . 2006 commonwealth games melbourne . he won silver medal in busan asian games 2002 in south korea . hez one of the best striker indian have ever produced. he,s well known for his reverse flick.he also played in foregin clubs eg stuttgart kickers germany and seramban club malaysia.
Hez the first indian how started hockey in mauritius , worked for 2yrs as project director .apart from his playing capability hez very pouplar on tv as international hindi commentaor. he started his journey with star sports in HIL ( hockey india league ).
Present now he has his own production house ( MUSICTYM PRODUCTIONs ) Based in patiala ,produced many punjabi song videos . Founder of company called BYE ( BOOST YOUR ENGLISH ) .BYE is in the field of ielts , spoken english and pte. comany has many branches in punjab and haryana.
He was awarded Arjuna Award in 2004 for taking Indian hockey to next higher level.
HE ALSO RUNNING ONE TRUST IN THE NAME OF HIS COACH LATE SHRI INDERJIT SINGH GILL ,WHO MET WITH CAR ACCIDENT .
GIMS ( GILL INDERJIT MEMORIAL SOCIETY ).