- Charanjit Singh, Captain of India’s 1964 Tokyo Olympics died at his home in Una.
- Hockey India mourned the death of the legendary player through a tweet.
- His last rites will be performed today in Una.
New Delhi: Charanjit Singh, Captain of India’s 1964 Tokyo Olympics died at his home in Una, Himachal Pradesh after suffering a cardiac arrest. The captain of Olympics gold-winning hockey team was 90 and would have turned 91 in the upcoming month.
Hockey India mourned the death of the legendary player through a tweet.
The former mid-fielder had suffered a stroke five years back and was paralyzed since then. He had been suffering from age-related illness and is now survived by two sons and a daughter.
His son, VP Singh confirmed the news of the demise of his father; “Dad was paralyzed after suffering a stroke five years back. He used to walk with a stick but since the last couple of months, his health deteriorated and this morning he left us”. He further added that his last rites will be performed today in Una.
Besides captaining the Olympic gold-winning team in 1964, he was also a part of the silver winning side in the 1960 edition of the team. Moreover, he was a part of 1962 Asian Games silver-winning team.