PESHAWAR: The government of Pakistan bestowed the Pride of Performance Award on legendary polo player Shahzada Sikandarul Mulk.
Associated with freestyle polo since his childhood, Shahzada Sikandar is popularly known as King of Polo in Chitral.
Playing freestyle polo for the last 30 years, Sikandar has made Chitral polo team undefeatable against its arch-rival Gilgit-Baltistan, recording eight consecutive wins of the Shandur Polo Cup.
“Polo is in my blood and I can’t live without this game,” he would tell the foreign and domestic media after winning the Shandur polo cup at the world’s highest polo ground.
Recognizing his dedication to the sport, he was finally nominated for the prestigious award on Aug 14, 2021. Besides polo, Shahzada Sikandar is also known as a social worker and political leader.