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Union Ministry of Sports honoured Olympics Gold winning Hockey Team of 1964

They were honoured during the commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of 1964 Tokyo Olympics where Indian hockey team had defeated Pakistan by 1-0 and won a gold medal.

Nov 27, 2014 17:57 IST
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The Union Ministry of Sports on 26 November 2014 honoured Olympics Gold winning Hockey Team of 1964.

They were honoured during the commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of 1964 Tokyo Olympics where Indian hockey team had defeated Pakistan by 1-0 and won a gold medal. The gold in 1964 Olympics was India's seventh in the quadrennial event.

Five of the eight surviving members of the team led by star midfielder Charanjit Singh were present at the felicitation ceremony at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

Ministry felicitated the then hockey players with a cheque of 7.5 lakh rupees each. Besides Charanjit, Harbinder Singh, Balbir Singh Jr, Dharam Singh and Ali Sayeed graced the occasion.

The families of players who have passed away Shankar Laxman, RA Christie, Prithpal Singh, Mohinder Lal, Jagjit Singh, Rajinder Singh, Joginder Singh, Bandu Patil, Udham Singh, were also present to collect the cheques.

 

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