Jack Britto

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Jack Britto
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Personal information
Born (1926-08-16)16 August 1926
United Kingdom
Died 16 September 2013(2013-09-16) (aged 87)
London, England

Jack Britto M.B.E (16 August 1926 – 16 September 2013) was a Pakistani Olympic field hockey player and concert promoter. Belonging to Karachi's Goan community,[1] he attended Saint Patrick's High School, Karachi where he was one of the star hockey players. He went on to play on the Pakistan National Hockey Team, where he played right half.[2]

Britto had excellent stick work, was a skilful dribbler and one of the best 'goal shooters' in the game. He later represented Pakistan in the Helsinki Olympics of 1952.[3][4]

From 1954 onwards Britto played for Malawi and later in his life he entered the music business forming Leidseplein Presse B.V., where he held rights to numerous entertainers; promoted numerous concert events in the United Kingdom and worldwide for mainly English artists; The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Elton John etc. In 1987 Jack Britto was awarded the The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (M.B.E) by the United Kingdom for his career in field hockey, successful career in music and philanthropy. He lived in Wimbledon, UK until his death in 2013.[5] Britto died in London on 15 September 2013.[6]

References

  1. ^ Fernandes, Naresh (2 October 2012). "Roots: The Goan theory of relativity". Live Mint. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Pakistan Hockey Team
  3. ^ The News 18 May 2008 Archived 20 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Pakistan Hockey Federation Archived 6 February 2003 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Dawn 16 September 2013
  6. ^ The News International 17 September 2013


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