Ravindra Pal Singh Olympic gold-medallist hockey team dies of COVID

Ravindra Pal Singh Olympic gold-medallist hockey team dies of COVID
Ravindra Pal Singh Olympic gold-medallist hockey team dies of COVID

Ravindra Pal Singh Death: Ravider Pal Singh, a Former India hockey player and a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics-winning side, died on Saturday morning in Lucknow after battling COVID-19 for nearly two weeks.

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He was 65.

Singh was admitted at the Vivekananda Hospital on April 24 after contracting the deadly virus.

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Ravindra Pal Singh Death: According to family sources, Singh had recovered from the virus and was shifted to non-COVID ward on Thursday after testing negative.

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But his condition suddenly deteriorated on Friday and he was put on a ventilator.

Ravindra Pal Singh Death: Singh, who also played at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and did not get married, is survived by a niece, Pragya Yadav.

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Singh also played in the 1979 Junior World Cup and took voluntary retirement from State Bank of India after quitting hockey.

Born in Sitapur, Singh excelled as a centre-half from 1979 to 1984.

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Besides two Olympics, Singh had also represented India in the Champions Trophy in Karachi (1980, 1983), Silver Jubilee 10-nation Cup in Hong Kong in 1983, 1982 World Cup in Mumbai and 1982 Asia Cup in Karachi, among other tournaments

MK Kaushik tested Positive: Former India hockey player and coach M K Kaushik has tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to a nursing home here.

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 is suffering from COVID-19 and is hospitalized in a city nursing home here,” his son Ehsan told PTI.

“He first developed symptoms on April 17 but RTPCR and RAT tests came negative. Then we did his CT scan on chest on April 24 and pneumonia due to Covid was detected.