TNC Desk, May 8
Ravinder Pal Singh, former hockey players and part of Indian squad that won gold in Moscow Olympics, died of contagious COVID-19 on Saturday in Lucknow.
As per information received, the 60-year-old Singh had contracted the infection around two weeks ago and was admitted to Vivekananda Hospital on April 24. After testing negative, he was shifted to non-COVID ward on May 6 but Singh’s condition suddenly deteriorated on May 7 following which he was put on ventilator.
“I’m deeply saddened to learn that Shri Ravinder Pal Singh ji has lost the battle to Covid19. With his passing away India loses a golden member of the hockey team that won Gold in the 1980 Moscow Olympics. His contribution to Indian sports will always be remembered. Om Shanti,” tweeted Union youth and sports minister Kiren Rijiju.