Mr. Keshav Bangur | The President | Calcutta Polo Club
Welcome To Calcutta Polo Club
Wish all you polo lovers a very happy 150th year. It’s an honour, I must say, for all of us who can experience the birth place of modern polo.
It all started back then in 1858 when two British soldiers Captain Robert Stewart and Major Gen Joe Sherer witnessed a game called “Sagol Kangjei” being played by locals of Manipur. Both officers were so captivated by the experience that they quickly introduced the game to their peers, and then was established the “Calcutta Polo Club” in the year 1861-62.Thereafter the club created an organized format of the game and set “The first rule book for Modern Polo” . The name ‘Polo’ also was coined here for the first time by one of the gentlemen playing one fine sunny day at our majestic polo grounds.
Polo then spread like wild fire throughout England and is now played in about 80 countries. Located in the centre of the race course (Defense’s Land) with its rich heritage, Calcutta Polo Club continues to pride itself for its warm and friendly atmosphere whilst offering a world-class riding and polo facility to its members and guests. The Polo Grounds, namely The Pat Williamson Ground offers a breathtaking view of the Victoria Memorial and Vidyasagar Setu.
Founded a century and half back, the club perhaps best embodies the “Mystique of Polo” in modern India.
This is luxury preserved and nurtured with a passion and love for the game.
If you have the will to play,
We are here to make a way.