Hoshiarpur, June 13
Long-distance runner Hari Chand, who won two gold medals at the 1978 Bangkok Asian Games, passed away on Monday morning at his native village Ghorewaha in Hoshiarpur district.
Chand had retired as CRPF Commandant. He was 69.
Chand won a gold medal at the 1975 Asian Championship in 10,000 metre and a bronze medal in 5,000 metre. Later, he won two gold medals at the 1978 Asian Games in Bangkok in the 5000m and 10,000m events. He also participated in two Olympic Games in 1976 and 1980.