Indian hockey legend MK Kaushik died on Saturday. He died after being infected with the Coronavirus. Kaushik was a former member of the Indian men’s hockey team and was also the Indian women’s hockey team coach. Earlier, another hockey veteran Ravinder Pal Singh has also lost his life from Corona. Kaushik had been fighting a battle with Corona for a few days.
Kaushik tested Corona positive last month.
Kaushik tested positive last month, and despite multiple symptoms, his RT-PCR and rapid antigen test came negative on 17 April. A week later, the infection was detected in a CT scan, and he had pneumonia. After this, he was admitted to the hospital, and his oxygen level had reduced considerably on Friday night. He died soon after that.
Achievements achieved by Kaushik
Kaushik was also included in the Indian team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1998 for his consistent performance. He was also awarded the Dronacharya Award in 2002 for his outstanding contribution to coaching from Indian hockey. Kaushik also wrote a book called ‘The Golden Boot’.
Olympic gold medalist Ravinder also died from Corona
Ravinder Pal Singh, who was part of the Indian team that won the 1980 Moscow Olympics, died in Lucknow on Saturday morning after a battle with Corona for two weeks. On April 24, he was admitted to Vivekananda Hospital. According to the PTI, he had recovered from Corona and shifted to the general ward. However, his condition suddenly worsened.
Nearly four lakh daily cases are being found in India.
In the last 24 hours, 4,03,738 new cases of infection with Coronavirus were reported in India, and 4,092 patients died. More than four lakh people are being infected every day in the country for a few days. The number of active cases has increased to 37,36,648, and 16,94,39,663 doses of vaccine have been applied.