Wrestler who won Asiad medal killed in car accident | India News
PATIALA: Lower than every week after 5 powerlifters, together with world champion Saksham Yadav, have been killed in a automotive accident on the Delhi-Haryana border, one other highway accident on Wednesday night killed certainly one of India’s greatest recognized wrestlers and coaches.
Winner of the bronze medal on the 1974 Tehran Asiad and recipient of the Dronacharya award, Sukhchain Singh Cheema, 68, died when his automotive was hit by an Alto on the Patiala bypass at round 7 pm. The influence overturned his Etios Liva automotive, leaving him with extreme head accidents.
Sukhchain, who was driving his automotive, was on the best way to his farmhouse in Bhandri village when an Alto hit his automotive close to Mein village. The automotive overturned and fell right into a drain close by. Passersby and the occupants of the Alto automotive tried to tug Sukhchain out of the mangled stays of his automotive, however weren’t in a position to open the broken doorways. Police officers informed TOI that treasured time was misplaced on the first responders didn’t have the instruments to chop open the automotive’s doorways.
With assist from extra individuals, the rescuers lastly managed to tug open one of many doorways and pull Sukhchain out. They rushed him to the Authorities Rajindra Hospital, however he was declared introduced lifeless by the docs. The occupants of the Alto obtained minor accidents and have been discharged from hospital after remedy.
Sukhchain belonged to just about the primary household of wrestling in Punjab. Having shifted to Patiala from Pakistan after Partition, the Cheemas obtained the patronage from the final ruler of Patiala state Maharaja Yadwinder Singh. Sukhchain’s father Kesar Singh had received the ‘Rustam-e-Hind’ and ‘Bharat Kesri’ titles and represented India on the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. The household’s conventional akhara is situated a stone’s throw from Nationwide Institute of Sports activities in Patiala.
Medical doctors at Rajindra hospital stated when Sukhchain was introduced in, nobody might recognise him as he had suffered accidents on the brow and his face was splattered with blood. Police officers managed to trace down the household from the small print of the automotive’s registration quantity. It was his Olympian son Palwinder Cheema who reached the hospital at round 9.30 pm and confirmed that the deceased was Sukhchain.
Palwinder and the remainder of the household refused to provoke any authorized motion in opposition to the driving force of the Alto automotive as he had himself rushed Sukhchain to hospital. Palwinder stated he had not solely misplaced his father but additionally his “guru” who had educated him. “The void won’t ever be crammed,” he stated. Given the sturdy custom of wrestling within the household’s Palwinder too took to the game and was conferred the Arjuna award for his achievements.