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Hockey Olympian Grihanandan Singh died

Dec 9, 2014 11:00 IST

Hockey Olympian Grihanandan Singh died on 7 December 2014 in New Delhi. He was 88.

Nick named Nandy Singh was an Indian field hockey player who won two Olympic gold medals, at the 1948 London Olympics and later in 1952 Helsinki Olympics with the Indian team.

About Nandy Singh
• Singh was born on 18 February 1926, in Lyallpur district of undivided Punjab (now Faisalabad in Pakistan)
• He was a prolific centre-forward and a contemporary of the legendary Balbir Singh
• Before independence, he played for the Undivided Punjab University from 1943-46 before moving to Kolkata after Independence
• He joined the Indian Navy in 1949 and achieved the rare distinction of leading both the Navy team and the combined Services team at the time
• He was awarded with the Dhyan Chand award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports in 2006
• He retired as commander from the Indian Navy and was decorated with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM)
• He served as the general secretary of the Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society


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