New Delhi, June 28 (UNI) Hockey India mourned the demise of the 75-year-old Varinder Singh, who was part of Indian hockey’s glorious past. He passed away in Jalandhar on Tuesday morning.
“Varinder’s achievements will be remembered by the hockey fraternity worldwide,” Hockey India said in a statement.
The two-time Olympian was an integral part of India’s various memorable victories in the 1970s. Among his stupendous achievements include a Gold medal at the 1975 Men’s Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This remains the only gold medal at the World Cup where India has beaten nemesis Pakistan 2-1.
Varinder Singh was also part of the bronze medal-winning team at the 1972 Munich Olympics and silver medal at 1973 World Cup in Amsterdam.
He also had has a Silver medal at the 1974 and 1978 Asian Games, respectively to his credit. The Indian hockey stalwart also featured in the 1975 Montreal Olympics.
In 2007, Varinder was conferred with the prestigious Dhyan Chand Life Time Achievement Award.