Kaur Singh

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  • India’s Kaur Singh, who is an Arjuna awardee Olympian, boxed against Ali an exhibition bout in 1980.
  • Kaur Singh, who was given Arjuna Award in 1982 and the Padmashri in 1983, has also been awarded with the Vishisht Sewa Medal (VSM) in 1988 by the Indian Army.
  • he also won gold in the men’s heavyweight category for India, during 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi.
  • The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was the last time Kaur Singh wore boxing gloves, before settling for a farmer’s profession in his native village Khanal Khurd in Sangrur.
  • Surprisingly, the man who won a gold medal in the New Delhi Asiad and was deservedly promised a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh, has been waiting for 34 years to get his own money from Punjab government.
  • Singh was alswo awarded with a Sena medal for his exemplary bravery in the India-Pakistan war in Rajasthan.
  • Despite a short career, he won six gold medals in the international competitions, including the 1982 Asiad.

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