Blogger Sid said...

I fall in short of words for this wonderful person and an excellent coach. I am from 91-98 batch and was fortunate to be trained by this genius. I still play hockey in a county here in US and feel proud to be one of his disciples and a fan.
Not to forget the support given to me by my house master Mr.D Vijaykumar :)

Siddanagouda Khot
2516, Wodeyar House

November 5, 2007 11:06 AM

Blogger pbdalvi said...

I passed out from school in 1973,and we were fortunate enough to be trained by Mr Balbir Singh. During our time , the hochey team was at its peak beating all teams in Dusherra tournament and also we use to participate in open category were we won the Dharwad Div champ. It is to your credit that the good old tradition of hockey is still being maintained at SSBJ. Keep it up.Why cant we docu our history in sports since 1967. i may be having some photo's let me have a look at my old album. wishing you all the Best. regards --Col Pradeep Dalvi, 286/Hoy. my

October 26, 2008 12:23 AM

Blogger DEEPAK said...

I passed out in 2002. we were the first to win- South Zone, Interzonal tornm and participate in NEHARU Gold cup in 2001. few of my school team members were Iqbal wodageri, Mohan masalamani who is son of Masalamani sir, Nitin bailappnaavar, Harish naik,Manjunath Belur .we were very happy to win for the 1st time Inter zonal sainik school comp and now we r happy that school team has won it for 7th time. and this credit goes all to Masalamani sir. this is all his efforts.after 6 years of passing out my spirit of playing Hockey has not vanished though i have injured my left knee now.. sir has put in so much of efforts to bring the kind of level that we play Hockey. and we feel proud that we played under such a good coach in school.I hope this trend of winning continue under his guidence. Loads of Love and Wishes for Masalamani sir......

Deepak Sukhasare,

December 18, 2008 6:10 AM

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Hockey in India is blessed with the status of 'national sport' and enjoys a heritage. Hockey is promoted as a major game in Sainik Schools.

Inter Sainik School Hockey Tournament Sept, 2007:

Sainik School Bijapur players celebrate after beating North, East, West and Central Sainik School Zones in the final of the Inter Zonal Sainik School Hockey tournament held at Sainik School Bijapur in Sept, 2007. Sainik School, Bijapur won the prestigious Inter Zonal Cup for the seventh time.
The decisive manner of that victory has given Coach Shree S Masilamani plenty of cause for optimism ahead of Nehru Hockey Tournament (under-17) after winning South Zone and Inter Zonal Hockey Championships this year. The audience hailed the fitness and team work of the Bijapur players on the way to glory. Bijapur team had a rare display of passion for hockey.
The Inspiring Force Shree S Masilamani:
Year after year he trained the teams for Zonal, Inter zonal and national tournaments. He made the boys realise they have the skill and confidence but they have to work hard and remain focused.
Shree S Masilamani joined Sainik School in 1975 as Hostel Superintendent. He has completed his Master of Physical Education degree and specialized in hockey. He started to train the cadets of Sainik School, Bijapur and prepared two teams of players every year.
Some of the major performances by his teams came in the following tournaments. These are the extracts from the Pages of `The Hindu`
1. Friday, Oct 22, 2004 CBSE Schools South Zone hockey tournament-DERABAD: Sainik School of Bijapur won the under-14 title defeating Vignan's PPPN 4-0 with Ravi (2), Abhishek and Shravan with one goal each being the scorers. (The Hindu)
2. Monday, Oct 18, 2004 - NEW DELHI, OCT. 17. Sainik School, Bijapur, defeated Veeramamunivar Government High School, Pondicherry, 7-0 after leading 3-0 at halftime in the 33rd Oriental Bank Nehru junior hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday. Gururaj D. Chougula (2), G. P. Satishchandra, C.R. Mohammed Farooq, Haroon Rashid, B.M. Mubarak Ali, M. H. Channaveera scored the goals.
Under-14: Semifinals: In the semifinals, Vignan defeated Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BHEL) 3-1 while Sainik School drubbed Atomic Energy Central School 8-0. (The Hindu)
League: Atomic Energy Central School bt Vidya Mandir HS 5-1; Sainik School, Bijapur, bt Chinmaya International School 2-0.
3. Hyderabad
Date: 20/10/2004 -CBSE Schools South Zone hockey tournament here on Tuesday.Under-14Sainik School, Bijapur, bt Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, BHEL, 8-0.
Double win for Sainik School: Sainik School (Bijapur) bagged a double by winning the boys' under-14 and under-19 titles in the CBSE schools' south zone hockey tournament conducted by Vignan's Prabhodhananda Prasahanti Niketan School, Ghatkesar mandal, recently. The host was runner-up in both groups.
4. Date: 09/10/2006: The league phase of the boys' under-19 section of the South Zone CBSE inter-schools hockey tournament here at Hyderabad on Sunday.
Under-14: Sainik School (Bijapur) bt Bhavan's SRKV, Sainikpuri, 5-0 (Sivanand 2, Ravi 1, Vinay 1, Saheb Gowda 1).

5. Date: 11/10/2006 HYDERABAD: The South Zone CBSE inter-schools hockey tournament held on Tuesday. In the under-14 boys final, Sainik School (Bijapur) scored an emphatic 5-1 victory against KLE Society's School, Naipani. Shivanand struck thrice in the 23rd, 39th and 45th minutes and Vinay (30th) and Sahab Gouda (49th) complete the tally for the winners. Shiv reduced the margin.

6. Date: 14/09/2006: Trophy awarded BIJAPUR: The District and Sessions Judge, Prakash Ballary, emphasised the need to encourage native games including hockey here on Wednesday. He was addressing a gathering after giving away the All India Sainik Schools Inter-Zonal Hockey Championship trophy to Sainik School, Bijapur. Principal Col. K.K. Sunny congratulated the school team and its coach S. Masilamani for the achievement. The team will play in the Nehru Cup tournament, the open hockey championship to be held in New Delhi next month.

This year too the team has won the Inter Zonal and is playing at the Shivaji stadium at Delhi for the prestigious Nehru Cup. The team is representing all 23 Sainik schools in the Country.

The performance of the School hockey team year after year in the various tournaments speaks volumes by themselves. The dedication and commitment shree S Masilamani has for the promotion of the game is well established fact. He has a large fan following among the Ajeets.

The ones who leave the School continue to play the game and represent the college or the university they study.
Over the years as hockey coach he built in the cadets a fine temperament, inner calm, elegance, humility and grace. It was pleasure watching the hockey tournaments organized by him in the School premises. The players had enviable winning strategy while playing with the most formidable teams. They exhibited awesome potential to dominate the game throughout.
Shree S Masilamani is a compelling force behind the team. He is very positive in his approach. He had remarkable potential to motivate and train more than three generation of children in the School. He has an electrifying effect on them. His strength lies in his profound love for young children and compelling force to train the young.
Today Ajeets adore him for his magnificent contributions. They take the name of Shree S Masilamani reverence.
Ravi I Hugar, 3723, Wod
Captain of the Hockey Team