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Sonowal condoles death of champion shooter in Pathankot attack

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Today Offered His Condolences On The Death Of Subedar Major Fateh Singh, A Former Commonwealth Champion Shooter Who Was Martyred During The Terror Attack On The Pathankot Air Force Base.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Jan 2016, 03:03:36 PM

New Delhi :

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today offered his condolences on the death of Subedar Major Fateh Singh, a former Commonwealth champion shooter who was martyred during the terror attack on the Pathankot Air Force base.

“The nation lost one of its foremost big bore rifle shooter & coach, Subedar Fateh Singh when he was martyred while fighting terrorists,” Sonowal tweeted.

“Sub. Singh was a star performer during the 1st Commonwealth Shooting Championship & won 2 gold & 1 silver.I salute Subedar Fateh Singh,” he added.

Singh had clinched a gold in the Big Bore Rifle Three Position event and a silver in the Big Rifle Prone Position event of the first Commonwealth Shooting Championship held here in 1995.

He retired as a Subedar Major from the Dogra regiment in 2009 and joined the Defence Service Corps. 

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First Published : 03 Jan 2016, 03:02:00 PM