The 47-year old breathed his last in Meerut on Monday following covid related complications

Indian hockey suffered a shock with the sad demise of 47-year-old hockey Umpire’s Manager Virendra Singh. He passed away in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on Monday, 26 April 2021 following covid-related complications.  

\Virendra had officiated in a number of All India Tournaments and Hockey India National Championships. He also served as Umpire’s Manager at the recently concluded  56th All India Veer Singh Ju Dev Memorial Tournament and 5th All India Rajmata Vijay Raje Scindhiya Women’s Tournament. He also officiated at the 4th Edition of Bangalore Cup Invitation All India Hockey Tournament 2019 (Men) Bengaluru. Virendra Singh was also in charge of the All India Swami Shraddhanand Hockey Tournament 2019 Haridwar, Uttarakhand among other events. 

Despite having a full-time job with the Indian Railways, Virendra was ever enthusiastic to take up officiating assignments across the country. 

 Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam said, “We are deeply saddened to learn about the untimely demise of Virendra Singh. Apart from taking up numerous officiating assignments, he actively participated in Hockey India’s initiatives for Umpires and Technical Officials. His passing away has shocked the officiating community. We share his family’s grief in this time of mourning and express our deepest sympathies to Virendra’s family.”

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