Asian Game 1978 gold medal profitable race-walker Hakam Singh passes away in Punjab amid remedy for kidney ailment

Chandigarh: Asian Game gold medallist athlete Hakam Singh handed away on Monday at a personal hospital in Sangrur, Punjab.

Representational picture. Reuters

He had been ailing for a while and was present process remedy for liver and kidney illnesses. Hakam Singh received gold in 20 km race stroll occasion throughout the 1978 Asiad at Bangkok.

The Dhyan Chand awardee had additionally served as Havaldar within the sixth Sikh regiment.

Punjab Sports activities and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi expressed profound grief over the demise of Singh.

Condoling the demise of the athlete, Sodhi mentioned that each Punjab, in addition to the nation, would bear in mind the wonderful achievements of Singh within the sporting enviornment. He termed the passing away of Singh as finish of an period and an irreparable loss to the sports activities fraternity.

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