Overview

Maneyapanda Muthanna Somaya is a former Indian field hockey player from Coorg, Karnataka. He was a member of Indian squad in many international games, including the team that won the Gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympic Games. Somaya went on to play two more Olympic Games, viz., 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games, and 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games. He was the captain of the 1988 Olympics team.

In 2007 Somaya was bestowed the Life Time Achievement award by the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board. He is also a recipient of Arjuna Award. He worked for Bharat Petroleum in Mumbai.