Sports Minister Condoles Death of Champion Shooter in Pathankot attack

Updated: 03 January 2016 10:29 IST

Subedar Major Fateh Singh had clinched a gold in the Big Bore Rifle Three Position event and a silver in the Big Rifle Prone Position event of the first Commonwealth Shooting Championship held here in 1995.

Sports Minister Condoles Death of Champion Shooter in Pathankot attack
Subedar Fateh Singh was a legendary Big Bore shooter. (Image for representational purpose only) © AFP

New Delhi:

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday offered his condolences on the death of Subedar Major Fateh Singh, a former Commonwealth champion shooter who was martyred during the terror attack on the Pathankot Air Force base.

"The nation lost one of its foremost big bore rifle shooter & coach, Subedar Fateh Singh when he was martyred while fighting terrorists," Sonowal tweeted.

"Subedar Singh was a star performer during the 1st Commonwealth Shooting Championship & won 2 gold & 1 silver.I salute Subedar Fateh Singh," he added.

Singh had clinched a gold in the Big Bore Rifle Three Position event and a silver in the Big Rifle Prone Position event of the first Commonwealth Shooting Championship held here in 1995.

He retired as a Subedar Major from the Dogra regiment in 2009 and joined the Defence Service Corps.

Topics : Shooting
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