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Former Olympic Hockey medallist Varinder Singh passes away at 75

Varinder Singh, a former Olympic hockey medallist, took his last breath at a private hospital in Jalandhar.
11:29 AM Jun 28, 2022 IST | Kritika Bobal
former olympic hockey medallist varinder singh passes away at 75

Former Hockey player and Olympic medalist Varinder Singh passed away at the age of 75 on Tuesday. He took his last breath at a private hospital in Jalandhar.


The tragic news of his demise was shared by the Jalandhar’s Surjit Hockey Society. The society extended condolences and said that we all the Members of the Surjit Hockey Society pray to the Almighty to give the family members courage and strength to bear this irreparable loss and grant eternal peace to the departed soul.

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All you need to know about Varinder Singh

Varinder Singh was born on May 16, 1947, in Jalandhar, then British Raj.

He was an Indian field hockey player.


Varinder won a bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich and also competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

On August 29, 2007, he was honoured with the Dhyan Chand award by the then President Pratibha Patil.

He won a silver medal at the 1973 Hockey World Cup in Amsterdam.

He also won a gold medal at the 1975 Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.

He won a silver medal at the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran.

He won a silver medal at the 1978 Asian Games in Bangkok.

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