CHANDIGARH, JANUARY 11:
The Local Government, Cultural Affairs & Tourism Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu has expressed profound grief at the demise of renowned wrestler and Dronacharya Awardee Coach Mr. Sukhchain Singh Cheema who died last night in a road mishap.
Condoling the demise of Cheema, the minister said that Cheema was a dedicated sportsperson who brought laurels to the country by winning Bronze Medal in 1974 Asian Games held in Tehran and afterwards earned fame as an excellent coach. The minister further said that Mr. Cheema belonged to a family of illustrious sportsmen and his father Rustum-E-Hind Mr. Kesar Singh Cheema was an Olympian and son Arjuna Awardee Olympian Palwinder Singh Cheema also brought accolades to the nation in wrestling at international level.
. Sidhu prayed to the almighty to give peace to the departed soul and courage to the bereaved family to bear this loss.