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Pub govt releases Rs 5 lakh for Hakam Singh's treatment

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

today ordered the release of Rs 5 lakh for the treatment of ailing

The chief minister, who had earlier tweeted his concern, has directed the district administration to ensure all necessary assistance is available to the Dhyan Chand Award winner. Earlier, the CM had asked the to visit the

is undergoing treatment for liver and kidney ailments, said an

The former athlete, who had also served as havaldar in the 6 Sikh Regiment, was conferred the Dhyan Chand Award in 2008.

A near fatal accident in 1981 had forced him to hang up his boots, marking an abrupt end to an career.

On the day, the reiterated his government's commitment to welfare of former sportspersons in the state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:00 IST