The first Indian to compete at the Olympic Winter Games was Jeremy Bujakowski, competing in the men's downhill in alpine skiing in 1964. Alpine skier Shailaja Kumar was the first Indian woman to participate at the Olympic Winter Games, in 1988 in women's slalom.
Luge athlete Shiva Keshavan has represented India at four editions of the Olympic Winter, a record for an Indian athlete. However, he competed as an Independent Olympic Participant [IOP] at his fifth Games in Sochi, as India was suspended by the International Olympic Committee [IOC] at the time he competed. The suspension was later lifted during the Games.
Title: Jana-Gana-Mana [Thou Art the Ruler of the Minds of all People]
Creators: Words and music by Rabindranath Tagore.
Founding date: 1927
IOC recognition date: 1927
NOC president's name: Narayana Ramachandran
NOC general secretary’s name: Rajeev Mehta
IOC member’s name: Randhir Singh [entry in the IOC: 2001]
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1964
Number of appearances: 9 [Sochi included]