Former India hockey coach MK Kaushik passes away due to COVID-19

Former India hockey coach MK Kaushik hospitalised after testing positive
Former India hockey coach MK Kaushik hospitalised after testing positive

Former India hockey coach MK Kaushik passes away due to COVID-19- Former India hockey player and coach M K Kaushik has died days after testing positive for COVID-19. He was admitted to a nursing home.

The oxygen saturation level of the 66-year-old, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal-winning Indian team, keeps fluctuating, according to his family.

He passed away on Saturday evening, in Delhi due to covid-related complications. Arjuna Awardee MK Kaushik had coached both men’s and women’s teams during the 1990s and 2000s. Under his coaching, the Indian men’s hockey team won the gold medal in the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games and the Indian women’s hockey team won a bronze medal at the Doha Asian Games in 2006.

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He was also the assistant coach of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team, who won the Asian Games Gold in 2014. For his contribution to Indian Hockey, he was also bestowed with the Dronacharya Award in 2002.

Former India hockey coach MK Kaushik passes away due to COVID-19

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter to condole the demise of Kaushik.

“Again a sad day for Indian Hockey. We lost MK Kaushik ji, a member of the Indian Hockey Team that won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympic. He also coached the 1998 Asian Games men’s team & 2002 Commonwealth Games Women’s team. Both teams won Gold. Salute to Kaushik Ji. Rest in peace,” tweeted Rijiju.

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Former India hockey coach MK Kaushik passes away due to COVID-19:

He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1998, before being bestowed with the Dronacharya award in 2002.

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India is battling a devastating second wave of COVID-19 pandemic which has been killing more than 3000 people every day.

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