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Olympic medallist hockey player passes away

player and one of the best right-half Indian players in the 1970s, Varinder Singh, breathed his last at Jalandhar on Tuesday morning. 75-year-old Singh, who was a member of the 1972 Munich Olympics bronze medal winning Indian hockey team, was born on May 16, 1947 in the village Dhannowali near Jalandhar in Punjab, and was also part of the 1973 World Cup silver winning Indian Hockey team and the 1975 World Cup winning Indian hockey team.
Singh also played in the 1976 Montreal Olympics and was also part of the 1974 Asian Games silver medal winning Indian hockey team. Singh was also conferred with the Dhyan Chand lifetime achievement award in 2007. “Varinder Singh’s achievement will be remembered by the hockey fraternity worldwide, Hockey India said in a statement mourning Singh’s loss.

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