Boxer Kaur Singh Passes Away | Asian Games gold medalist boxer Kaur Singh passes away, Punjab Chief Minister mourns

Chandigarh: Asian Games gold medalist boxer Kaur Singh died on Thursday at a hospital in Kurukshetra. He was 74 and was suffering from various health problems. He faced boxing great Muhammad Ali in an exhibition match in January 1980. He won the gold medal in heavyweight boxing at the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi. Kaur was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1982 and the Padma Shri in 1983. Also read According to an official statement, “Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has condoled the demise of former Olympian and veteran boxer Kaur Singh.” Earlier this month, the Punjab government had announced the inclusion of biographies of four great sportspersons of Punjab in school textbooks, including hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr., athlete Milkha Singh, Olympian Gurbachan Singh Randhawa and Kaur Singh. (agency)

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