Shimla: Charanjit Singh, winner of Padma Shri and Arjuna Award – Veteran Olympian and former captain of India’s hockey team – The one who won the gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, passed away on Thursday.
Charanjit Singh has breathed his last at the age of 91 in his hometown Una in Himachal Pradesh.
Singh was born on the date of February 3, 1931 in the village of Mary in Una, then part of Punjab.
In addition to being the captain of the Olympic medal winning hockey team, he was also a part of that team. Who won the silver medal in the 1962 Asian Games.
He was an alumnus of the Agricultural University Ludhiana in Punjab. At present, the horn was living on Peernigah Road in Una and was not feeling well for a very long time.
Charanjit Singh had retired from the post of Director, Department of Physical Education, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
Under his leadership, the Indian hockey team created history by winning the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. So far only one player from Himachal Pradesh has taken over the captaincy of India’s hockey team.