Hockey Star Who Skipped Her Father's Funeral To Play For Country Returns

Lalremsiami, 19-year-old Indian women's hockey team member from Mizoram, has been trending on social media ever since she decided to play the finals of the FIH Women's Series Finals in Hiroshima despite her father's death back home in Mizoram. India, who had already secured a place in the final round of Tokyo Olympic qualifiers after beating lower-ranked Chile in the semifinals, went on to win the tournament by defeating Japan in the final. Lalremsiami, who missed her father's funeral, returned home on Tuesday. It was rather an emotional homecoming for Lalremsiami when she reached her village in remote Kolashib district, 80 kilometres away from state capital Aizawl.