New Delhi: Former India hockey player and coach MK Kaushik died on Saturday after battling the Coronavirus for three weeks. He was 66 years old. He is survived by his wife and son. The sad thing is that his fellow player Ravinder Pal Singh has also died on Saturday.
Kaushik was suffering from corona
MK Kaushik, a member of the Indian hockey team that won the gold medal at the Moscow Olympics 1980, was found positive in the COVID-19 Test on 17 April and was admitted to a nursing home here. Was made.
Kaushik was very successful as a coach
His son told PTI-language, “He was put on ventilator this morning but he has just breathed his last.” Kaushik coached India’s senior men’s and women’s teams. While his coach, the Indian men’s team won the gold medal at the Bangkok Asian Games 1998 (Bangkok Asian Games 1998).
Kaushik was honored with many awards
While being the coach of MK Kaushik, the Indian women’s hockey team won the bronze medal in Doha Asian Games 2006. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1998 and the Dronacharya Award in 2002.
Ravinder Pal Singh also lost the battle against Corona
Former member of Indian hockey team and Moscow Olympics 1980 gold medalist Ravinder Pal Singh breathed his last in Lucknow on Saturday morning after battling Coronavirus infection for nearly 2 weeks. He was 65.
Corona deteriorated after coming negative
Ravinder Pal Singh was admitted to Vivekananda Hospital on 24 April. According to family sources, he had recovered from the corona infection and was out of the corona ward after the test came negative. On Friday, his condition suddenly deteriorated and he had to be put on ventilator.
Did job in state bank
Ravinder Pal Singh, who has played the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, did not get married. He has a niece Pragya Yadav. He also played the 1979 Junior World Cup and after quitting hockey, took voluntary retirement from State Bank.
Ravinder has also played World Cup
Significantly, Sitapur (Born in Sitapur), Center Half Singh (Ravinder Pal Singh) performed brilliantly from 1979 to 1984. Apart from two Olympics, he also played the Champions Trophy, 1982 World Cup and 1982 Asia Cup in 1980 and 1983.