In India, sport of Handball and HFI was founded by Jagat Singh Lohan a Jat from Rohtak (Haryana) who was an alumnus of YMCA College of Physical Education of Madras (now Chennai). He was the also the first Secretary General of HFI. Lohan was founder/father of Handball, Netball and Throwball games in India. His efforts in Germany during the Munich Olympics in 1972 helped in establishing HFI. The founding member states were Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Vidharbha and Jammu and Kashmir. The 1st Senior National Handball Championship was held at Sir Chhotu Ram Stadium, Rohtak (Haryana) in the year 1972. Haryana won the Gold Medal and Vidharba got the silver medal. In India, handball is currently played at local level in India but hasn’t made it big in domestic level. India has yet to make an impact at international level, world championship and the olympic games.

HFI Presidents

S.No Name State Tenure
01 Mrs. Laxmi Chhabla
02 Air Vice Marshal H. L. Kapur Uttar Pradesh
03 Dr. Roshan Lal Anand Delhi 29 Nov 2005 - 1 Feb 2010
04 Dr. Sarwan Singh Channy Punjab 1 Feb 2010 - 22 Dec 2013
05 Dr. M. Ramasubramani Tamil Nadu 22 Dec 2013 - 01 Nov 2020
06 Mr.A. Jagan Mohan Rao* Telangana 01 Nov 2020 – Till Now

HFI Secretary Generals

S.No Name State Tenure
01 Mr. Jagat Singh Lohan Rohtak (Haryana) 1972-1973
02 Mr. M. L. Khan Andhra Pradesh 1973-1985
03 Mr. Surinder Mohan Bali Jammu, (J&K) 1985 - Dec 2013
04 Dr. Anandeshwar Panday Uttar Pradesh 22 Dec 2013 - 01 Nov 2020
05 Mr. Tejraj Singh Rajasthan 01 Nov 2020- Till Now