Varinder Singh, an Olympic and World Cup medalist who played a crucial role in some of India’s greatest victories in the 1970s passed away in Jalandhar.
Varinder Singh, an Olympic and World Cup medalist who played a key role in some of India’s greatest victories in the 1970s passed away on Tuesday morning in Jalandhar. So he was 75. Varinder Singh competed for the Indian men’s hockey team that won the gold medal in the 1975 Men’s Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur. This is still India’s only gold medal from the illustrious competition, as the nation defeated Pakistan 2-1 in the championship match.
In light of the tragic passing of the great Hockey player Shri Varinder Singh, we pray to the Almighty to grant the departed person’s soul eternal rest and to provide the family members the fortitude to endure this irreparable loss. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/s7Jb5xH0e3
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) June 28, 2022
Singh also competed for the teams that won the bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich and the silver medal in the 1973 World Cup in Amsterdam.
He also won a silver medal at the Asian Games in 1974 and 1978, respectively. So the legendary Indian hockey player competed in the 1975 Olympics in Montreal.
The coveted Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Varinder in 2007.
Hockey India lamented Singh’s passing.
So According to a press release, “the hockey fraternity around the world will remember Varinder Singh’s achievements.”
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