Punjab

CAPTAIN AND NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU CONDOLES DEATH OF NOTED WRESTLER & COACH SUKHCHAIN SINGH CHEEMA

January 11, 2018 07:02 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today mourned the death of renowned wrestler and coach Sukhchain Singh Cheema, who died in a road accident at the Patiala bypass on Wednesday night. 

Sharing condolences with the bereaved family, friends and relatives of the deceased, the Chief Minister said that with the death of Dronacharya Awardee Sukhchain Singh, a void had been created in the Punjab and Indian wrestling fraternity, which was difficult to fill. Captain Amarinder Singh described the tragedy as a huge loss to the nation as Sukhchain Singh Cheema was an icon in promoting wrestling in the international arena.

Son of Rustam-e-Hind Olympian Wrestler Kesar Singh Cheema and father of Rustam-e-Hind Olympian Wrestler Palwinder Singh Cheema, Sukhchain had also won the bronze medal during Tehran Asian Games in 1974.

Local Government, Cultural Affairs & Tourism Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu while condoling the demise of Mr. Cheema, the minister said that Mr. Cheema was a dedicated sportsperson who brought laurels to the country by winning Bronze Medal in 1974 Asian Games held in Tehran and afterwards earned fame as an excellent coach. The minister further said that Mr. Cheema belonged to a family of illustrious sportsmen and his father Rustum-E-Hind Mr. Kesar Singh Cheema was an Olympian and son Arjuna Awardee Olympian Palwinder Singh Cheema also brought accolades to the nation in wrestling at international level.Mr. Sidhu prayed to the almighty to give peace to the departed soul and courage to the bereaved family to bear this loss. 

 

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