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Renowned wrestler Sukhchain Singh Cheema dies in road accident

Sukhchain Singh was fondly remembered for bagging a bronze medal in the 1974 Tehran Asian Games.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 11, 2018 13:45 IST ]
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Sukhchain Singh Cheema, a renowned wrestler and a Dronacharya awardee died in a road accident on Wednesday night at the Patiala bypass in Punjab. Sukhchain's car had collided with another car and was immediately admitted in the hospital but could not b saved. 

Sukhchain Singh was the son of Rustum-e-Hind Olympian wrestler Kesar Singh Cheema and a father of Palwinder Singh, an Arjuna Awardee and also a Rustum-e-Hind Olympian. 

Sukhchain Singh was fondly remembered for bagging a bronze medal in the 1974 Tehran Asian Games. 

"The car of Sukhchain (68) collided with another car at around 7 pm on Wednesday at Patiala Sangrur by-pass. He was rushed to a hospital but could not be saved," said Palwinder Singh, son of the deceased, as media reports suggest. 

Sukhchain used to run a coaching center near NIS Patiala where around seventy wresters are trained.

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