Sushil Kohli, the pro-Indian swimmer and waterpolo player became the first Indian swimmer & waterpolo player to receive Dhyan Chand Award - the highest award in Indian sports for lifetime achievements in the year 2011.
After his retirement from professional swimming, he started coaching youngsters in swimming and waterpolo. He was then appointed as the general secretary of District Swimming Association of Jalandhar, Vice President of Punjab Swimming Association, and Member of the Selection Committee of Punjab Swimming Association. He owns a sports manufacturing unit in Jalandhar Beat All Sports commonly known as BAS.
He is the Vice-President of Punjab Swimming Association, Member of the Selection Committee of Punjab Swimming Association Waterpolo Swimming, Honorary General Secretary District Swimming Association Jalandhar, Joint Secretary Shri Guru Gobind Singh Football Society REgd., Joint Secretary Ramesh Chander Memorial Hockey Society Regd.
Sushil was awarded Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award for Swimming, from the Government of Punjab in 1978.
In 1980 Asian Swimming Championships, he captained the Indian swimming team and won two silver medals.
He received a bronze medal at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi
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