Indian female hockey player misses father's funeral to help team win title

Updated: Jun 27, 2019, 18:34 IST | mid-day online desk

Player Lalremsiami lost her father to heart attack on Friday but stayed with her team to play semi-final and final on June 23 against Japan

Indian female hockey player misses father's funeral to help team win title
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Indian women's hockey team forward player Lalremsiami, who lost her father to heart attack on Friday was part of the team and helped India to clinch the FIH Women's Series Finals on Sunday. She returned back to her village in Mizoram on Tuesday.

Some photos of her embracing her mother and addressing a gathering are making the rounds on the internet.

"I believe my father will be proud of my achievement, wherever he is," she said.

Lalremsiami lost her father to heart attack on Friday but stayed with her team to play semi-final and final on June 23 against Japan. She informed her coach that she wanted to be part of the team in order to make her father proud.

Also Read: Indian women's hockey team beat Japan 3-1 to win FIH Series Finals

Kiren Rijiju, Union Sports Minister praised her effort of keep playing in the tournament even after losing her father, on Twitter.

A triumphant Indian team landed in New Delhi on Tuesday after they won the FIH Women's Series Finals against Japan. The team had defeated the tournament hosts Japan 3-1. Hockey captain Rani Rampal was awarded the best player of the tournament.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauded the stupendous victory of Indian women's hockey team in the FIH Series Finals.

Inputs from ANI

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