Former Hockey Olympian Varinder Singh passed away at Jalandhar in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The news of his unfortunate demise was shared by Hockey India and stated that the two-time Olympian was a part of Indian hockey’s glorious past. Also Read : On Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Death Anniversary, We’re Thinking Of Amberdeep’s Announcement!
Born in May 16, 1947, Singh won a bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. He also competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics. In 2007, Singh was conferred with the prestigious Dhayan Chand Award.
Apart from this, some of his major achievements include a gold medal at the 1975 Men's Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This remains India’s only gold medal at the prestigious World Cup where India had beaten arch-rivals Pakistan 2-1. Not only this, he also had to his credit a silver medal at the 1974 and 1978 Asian Games, respectively. The Indian hockey stalwart also featured in the 1975 Montreal Olympics. Also Read : G Khan Becomes 'Mama', Blessed With A Cute Niece!
Team GhaintPunjab offers its heartiest condolences to the bereaved family and friends. His contribution towards the sports will always be remembered. May the departed soul rest in peace.