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Walter Luis de Sousa (December 16, 1920 – August 23, 1989) was an Indian field hockey player.

Walter was born in M'bale in East Africa where his father worked for the British governmentHe returned to India as a young boy to pursue his education, which he did in Saint Josephs in Bangalore

It was while he was a schoolboy in Bangalore that he started playing hockey. In the early 1940s he played for a club called the Bangalore Blues

He then moved to Bombay and joined the Times Of India and played both hockey and soccer for them

He subsequently joined the Lusitanians - a Goan hockey team that in years to come fielded several Olympians including fellow Olympians Leo Pinto, Maxi Vaz, Reggie Rodrigues and Amir Kumar,

Walter reresented India :

1947 - East Africa Tour

1948 - London Olympics

1949 - Jashan Celebration in Afghanistan

He was also a keen soccer player and played for the Indian Cultural League (ICL)It was under his captaincy that the ICL won the FA Cup in Calcutta

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