Arjuna awardee and Padmashree Charanjit Singh, who was the captain of the Olympic gold medal-winning Indian hockey team, passed away on Thursday. He breathed his last at 5 am at his home in Una. His last rites will be performed at Swargdham at 4 pm. Taking charge of the Indian hockey team, Charanjit Singh, a resident of Maidi, Una, got the country a gold medal in the Olympics.
Born on 3 February 1931 in Maidi, Una, Charanjit Singh made history in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Under his leadership, the Indian team won gold in this Olympics. So far only one player from Himachal has taken over the captaincy of the Indian hockey team. In the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Charanjit Singh of Una got the captaincy of Team India. The team gave a gold medal to the country in this Olympics by performing strong.