Mahesh Ramchandran

Mahesh Ramchandran

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Mahesh Ramchandran Profile

  • Name:
  • Mahesh Ramchandran
  • Born:
  • June 2, 1967

Mahesh Ramchandran Biography

Mahesh Ramchandran is an Indian sailor and a retired Indian Naval Officer. Mahesh was awarded the Arjuna Award 2001 for his contributions towards the field of sports. He helped India to win India its first gold medal at the Military World Games in 2007. Cdr Mahesh Ramchandran and Master Chief Petty Officer Girdhari Lal Yadav gave the country one of its biggest successes in sailing at the world level in any Games over the last quarter century. Currently he is retired from government service and all forms of sports. He participated in the 2002 Asian Games and won a Bronze. In the Asian Games 2006 in the Match Racing class he won a Silver medal for India, as a team member.


Commander Mahesh Ramchandran was born on June 2, 1967. He started his Naval Career with the Indian Naval Air Arm as a jet pilot. In 1994, he received a Commendation for the Sport of Sailing, and started off in Hyderabad. He received Yachtsman of the Year Award given by the President, Yachting Association of India for the years, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2001, thus establishing himself as one of the leading male sport sailors of the country. The following year he received Arjuna Award, the most prestigious award given to sportsmen of the country.  


In 2002 Asian games, he won bronze medal along with Aashim Mongia. He was one of the team members which won silver for India in 2006 Asian games. The following year he won the most prestigious Military World Games with gold, aside Girdhari Lal Yadav. In 2010 he was appointed as Officer-in-Charge of the Watermanship Training Centre at the Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, the first trainer of this centre.

Published: September 16, 2018

Updated: September 16, 2018

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