Sushil, Yogeshwar’s mentor Yashvir Singh passes away

Yashvir was a Dronocharya awardee and a national coach also.

Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt's coach Yashvir Singh passed away on Thursday.   -  K. Pichumani

Celebrated wrestling coach Yashvir Singh, who mentored the likes of Olympic medallists Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt on Thursday passed away at a city hospital after a prolonged kidney ailment.

Yashvir was 57. He had a stroke three years back, according to family sources.

Yashvir was a Dronocharya awardee and a national coach also.

Yashvir was associated with freestyle wrestling for over three decades and he was instrumental in guiding Sushil to podium finishes in back-to-back Olympic Games (2008, 2012) as well as the world title in 2010.

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