New Delhi: Renowned Indian wrestler Chandgi
Ram, who won a gold in the 1970 Asian Games, passed away here
this morning following a cardiac arrest.
The 72-year-old Ram, who is popularly known as `Master`
Chandgi Ram, was was born on November 9, 1937 at `Sisai`
village in Hisar district of Haryana.
Ram, a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna and Padma Shri
awards, served as Additional Director of Sports in Haryana and
were conferred with the titles of `Hind Kesari`, `Bharat
Kesari`, `Bharat Bhim`, `Rustom-e-Hind` and `Maha Bharat
The most impressive feat of Ram`s international career
was the gold in 100 kg category in the 1970 Asian Games in
Bangkok, where he defeated world champion Amvani Abuifazi of
Iran en route the title.
Two years later, Ram also represented India in the 1972
Olympics at Munich.