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Ali Sher


In 1991 became the first Indian professional ever to win the prestigious Indian Open title in 1991
Won Arjuna Award in 1991
Won the Indian Open in 1993

Ali Sher’s journey to the top echelons of Indian golf is the proverbial rags-to-riches story. Starting as a caddie at the Delhi Golf Club, Sher went on to make it big in the sport. Sher’s epoch-making Indian Open victory in 1991 was indeed a seminal moment for golf in India. He became the first Indian professional ever, to win the much coveted Indian Open title, 162 years after golf found a home in India, with the foundation of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club. His victory was the tonic that Indian golfers were looking for. Indian golfers became a force to reckon with, after the remarkable performance of Ali Sher. Go through the following lines to know more about the profile of Indian golfer Ali Sher.

Since its inception in 1964, the Indian Open was dominated by foreign players including some of the biggest names in golf like Peter Thomson and Graham Marsh. The diminutive Sher broke the foreign stronghold in Indian golf in 1991, by putting up strenuous efforts. As if to prove that his first win was no flash in the pan, Ali Sher repeated the magic in 1993, when he beat Feroz Ali by one stroke. Sher’s stunning victory heralded the advent of age of Indian golf and opened the floodgates for a new breed of talented golfers. Accolades and awards poured in for Ali Sher and he was conferred the Arjuna Award as well as an honorary membership of the Delhi Golf Club.

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