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Asian Gold Medalist Hakam Singh Dies

Updated: 14 August 2018 17:12 IST

Hakam Singh Bhattal was given the Dhyan Chand Award in 2008.

Asian Gold Medalist Hakam Singh Dies
Former India hockey player Hakam Singh was an Asian Games gold medallist. © AFP

Former Indian hockey player Hakam Singh Bhattal, who was an Asian Games gold medalist, died in a local hospital on Tuesday. Bhattal was suffering from kidney and liver ailments for quite a long time. Earlier, keeping in view the deteriorating health condition of the former player, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had ordered the release of Rs. 5 lakh for his treatment. He had also directed the Barnala district administration to ensure all necessary assistance for the Asiad gold medalist, who was undergoing treatment at that time.

The former athlete, who had also served as Havaldar in the 6 Sikh Regiment, was conferred the Dhyan Chand Award in 2008.

Bhattal had a near-fatal accident, which forced him to hang his boots in 1981, marking an abrupt end to an illustrious sporting career.

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  • Hakam Singh Bhattal was given the Dhyan Chand Award in 2008
  • Hakam Singh Bhattal had also served as Havaldar in the 6 Sikh Regiment
  • Hakam Singh Bhattal was suffering from kidney and liver ailments
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