|Playing position |
Awards Arjuna Award for Hockey
Role Field Hockey player
|Name Saba Karim|
|Born 12 June 1985 (age 38) Durg, Chhattisgarh, India (1985-06-12) |
Similar People Sardara Singh, Mamta Kharab, Mithali Raj, Arunima Sinha
She first played for India in under-18 AHF Cup in 2000. As a right wing forward, she has represented India in many other international tournaments like Asian Games Oct 2002, Asia Cup Feb 2004 Delhi, Commonwealth Games 2002 and 2006, Manchester, Junior World Cup May 2001, Buenos Aires and Australian Test Series and New Zealand Tour.
She hails from Kelabadi, Durg and is being coached by Tanveer Akil. On 1 November, she was honored with Chhattisgarh's top Gundadhur sports award. The annual award is given to a person who brings honor to state in the field of sports at national and international level. The award is rewarded along with cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh and a citation. Govt of Chhattisgarh has been honoured her by giving posting in police department at the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). For year 2013, she is honored with Arjuna award by the president of India.
She was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.