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Vasudevan Baskaran (born 17 August 1950) is a former field hockey player from Tamil Nadu, India. He captained the Indian team, which won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. Thereafter he coached and mentored several players for the Indian team. Now he lives with his family in Besant Nagar in Chennai, India.


After the Olympic gold victory, Baskaran had coached the Indian National Team several times, the last time at the 2006 Men’s Hockey World Cup in Mnchengladbach. Currently he is the Chief Coach of Bhopal Badshahs in World Series Hockey league.


He was awarded the Arjuna Award in (1979-1980) for his performance as a player in Olympic Games.