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India Hockey Legend Charanjit Singh Dies

New Delhi: Charanjit Singh, captain of India’s 1964 Tokyo Olympics gold-winning hockey team, died on Thursday at his home in Una, Himachal Pradesh. He suffered a cardiac arrest after prolonged age-related illnesses. He was 90.

The former midfielder is survived by two sons and a daughter. He would have celebrated his 91 birthday next month, said the family members.

Charanjit suffered a stroke five years ago and had been paralysed since then. His health deteriorated on Thursday morning and he left for his heavenly abode, his son VP Singh told mediapersons.

Charanjit was also a member of the Indian team which won silver in the 1960 Olympics and another silver in 1962 Asian Games.

Charanjit’s wife had passed away 12 years ago.