Maharaj Krishan Kaushik
(born May 2, 1955) is a former member of the India national field hockey team
and is former coach of the Indian women's national field hockey team
. He was a member of the team when it won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics
.In 1998, he received the Arjuna Award
. He also wrote the book, The Golden Boot.
.Recently in July 2010 he was blamed by T S Ranjitha (the Indian women hockey player) for the sexual harassment. Kaushik had resigned as the national coach. As per Times of India report dated 24 July 2010 Hockey India has decided not to re-appoint former coach MK Kaushik and videographer Basavraj in the future on the basis of the recommendations made by the inquiry panel.
Hockey India has found Kaushik guilty of misconduct and Ranjitha's charges of sexual harassment credible.
Chak De India
Kaushik would later become involved in the development of the 2007 Bollywood film, Chak De India.
The screenplay for Chak De India
was written by Bollywood screenwriter Jaideep Sahani. Sahani had read a small article about the winning of the Gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games
by the India women's national field hockey team
and thought that the premise would make an interesting film. Hockey player Mir Ranjan Negi
(who was accused of throwing the match against Pakistan during the 1982 Asian Games
) has often been compared with Kabir Khan in the media.<ref... Read More