Madan Shumsher JBR

Major General Madan Shumsher JBR was a Nepalese cricketer and son of 13th Prime Minister of Nepal Chandra Shumsher JBR.[1]

All 8 sons of Chandra Shamsher along with young Madan Shumsher (sitting)

He is considered the Father of Nepali Cricket as he introduced Cricket to Nepal for the first time in the 1920s and organized many competitions.[2] In 1947, he was made the president of the first ever football committee formed in Nepal.[3] After his death in 1955, the Madan Puraskar award and Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya archive library were established in his honor by his wife, Jagadamba Kumari Devi, dedicated to Nepalis contributing in Nepali Language, Literature, Art and Folk Culture Field.[2]

CompetitionsEdit

  • 1947 General Madan instituted the 'Bishnu Trophy' for league tournaments.
  • 1952 Madan Memorial Shield instituted.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ JBR, PurushottamShamsher (1990). Shree Teen Haruko Tathya Britanta (in Nepali). Bhotahity, Kathmandu: Vidarthi Pustak Bhandar. ISBN 99933-39-91-1.
  2. ^ a b "About Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya". Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya. Retrieved 2009-01-06.
  3. ^ "How it all started". Retrieved 26 October 2015.