Pargat Singh

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Pargat Singh
Personal information
Born (1965-03-05) 5 March 1965 (age 49)
Mithapur, Jalandhar
Punjab, India
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)

Pargat Singh is a hockey player turned politician in India and belongs to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal. He is a former Indian hockey player and his playing position was of full back. He was considered as one of the world's best defenders erstwhile. He captained Indian men's hockey team at 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He was working with Punjab police before taking a plunge into politics.

Champions Trophy[edit]

1985 (Perth)[edit]

India vs Germany: At one point of time score board was ticking 1-5. Then this young guy, Pargat Singh came forward and performed against everyone's hope and scored 4 goals in the last 6 minutes. The result was a draw but it made Pargat Singh a real hero in the hearts of every Indian.[1]

1986 (Karachi)[edit]

He didn't stop there with his previous year's spectacular performance against Germany and repeated the same action against Holland to give India a 3-2 victory.

Political career[edit]

Singh was nominated for Jalandhar Cantt legislative seat as SAD nominee which he subsequently won defeating Jagbir Brar of Congress.[2]

Honours[edit]

He is Vice-President of the Surjit Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament Society of Jalandhar.[3]

Awards[edit]

S.No. Awards Year
1 Padma Shree 1998
2 Arjuna Award 1989

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