R. Sreedhar Shenoy

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R. Sreedhar Shenoy
OccupationField hockey coach

R. Sreedhar Shenoy was a field hockey coach from Kerala, who popularised the game in the state. He is known as the Dronacharya of Kerala hockey.[1]

Shenoy is known for nurturing the majority of hockey coaches in Kerala. Several players, who coached under him, have gone onto play for Indian Railways, Air India and Services.[2] He is said to have coached more than 35000 children and produced more than 5000 players including Olympian Dinesh Naik, Subaida Salim, Geetha and Eliyamma Mathew.[3] He died on 14 June 2020 due to stomach related problems at the age of 72.[4]


  1. ^ "'Dronacharya of Kerala hockey' Sreedhar Shenoy passes away - The New Indian Express". www.newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 2021-06-26.
  2. ^ Jun 14, Arun George / TNN /; 2020; Ist, 19:27. "R Sreedhar Shenoy, 72, a pioneering hockey coach dies | Hockey News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-06-26.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Kerala's hockey family fondly remembers veteran coach Sreedhar Shenoy". OnManorama. Retrieved 2021-06-26.
  4. ^ Rayan, Stan (2020-06-14). "Hockey | Sreedhar Shenoy passes away". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-06-26.
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