Hockey India mourns death of former international umpire Suresh Thakur

Harpal Singh Bedi 

New Delhi: Hockey India on Saturday mourned the death of former international umpire  Suresh Kumar Thakur,

The 51-year old Thakur passed away  in Mohali, Punjab on  Friday due to covid-related complications. 

Thakur had officiated in several  international tournaments including the Four Nation Tournament in Hamburg (Germany) and the Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. 

He  also officiated  in the Hockey India League in 2013 and 2014

In his  condolence message  Hockey India president Gyanendro Ningombam said, “Suresh Kumar Thakur was a well-known umpire in the international circuit and he will be sorely missed on the hockey pitch. He officiated in many international competitions and added his magic in each of the matches he umpired in. 

“We at Hockey India extend our deepest condolences to Suresh’s family members and hope that they can pass through this difficult time.”


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