Pargat Singh

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Pargat Singh
Member of the Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2012
Preceded by Jagbir Singh Brar
Constituency Jalandhar Cantt
Personal details
Born (1965-03-05) 5 March 1965 (age 52)
Mithapur, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Political party Indian National Congress (2017–present)
Other political
affiliations
Personal information
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Punjab Police
Rail Coach Factory
Indian Railways
National team
India

Pargat Singh (born 5 March 1965) is a hockey player turned politician in India and belongs to the Indian National Congress in Punjab. 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 as an SP 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 Singh Brar of Congress.[2]

He was suspended by SAD in July 2016.[3]

He along with Navjot Singh Sidhu and Bains brothers formed a new political front - Aawaaz-e-Punjab claiming to fight against those working against Punjab.[4]

Singh was one of the 42 INC MLAs who submitted their resignation in protest of a decision of the Supreme Court of India ruling Punjab's termination of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) water canal unconstitutional.[5]

Honours[edit]

He is Vice-President of the Surjit Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament Society of Jalandhar.[6]

Awards[edit]

S.No. Awards Year
1 Padma Shree[7] 1998
2 Arjuna Award 1989

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