Bangla Hunt Desk: Don’t put your paw on the playground again and again. One legend after another has fallen into the lap of death due to the plague. This time the name of another legend is included in that list. Hockey player Rabindra Pal Singh, who won a gold medal for India in the 1960 Olympics, has passed away. He was 65 years old at the time of his death. Rabindra was admitted to the hospital on April 24 after contracting corona.
The family said Corona was released on Thursday. He was then transferred from Covid Ward to Covid Free Ward. But after a long battle in Lucknow on Saturday morning, Rabindra finally fell to his death. After winning gold in 1970, he also represented the Olympic Indian hockey team in 1984. He used to play in the center half position. Rabindra represented not only in the Olympics but also in the Champions Trophy in 1980 and 1983.
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 pic.twitter.com/rCE1pcaIgx
– Kiren Rijiju (ireKirenRijiju) May 8, 2021
Naturally, everyone is mourning his death. Union Sports Minister Kiran Rizju tweeted today, “I am deeply saddened by the death of Rabindra Pal Singh. In 1960, India lost to the gold medal winning hockey player of the Moscow Olympics. His contribution to Indian sports will always be remembered. “