This 19-Y-O Hockey Player Misses Father’s Funeral To Ensure Victory For India – What A Dedication!


It was a moment of joy for the Indians as the Women’s Indian hockey team defeated Japan 3-1 on their home turf of Hiroshima to win the FIH Women’s Series Finals. Indeed it was a historic moment with Gurjit Kaur marking 2 of the 3 goals whereas Rani Rampal, the captain scoring the third one.

However, the hockey player who attracted more attention was the 19-YO Lalremsiami whose father died just before the final match but she decided to play the final match so that India does not miss her skills on the turf.


Lalremsiami Puts Country First Over Self

Just before India was about to play its final match of the series with Japan, father of this player from Mizoram, Laithansanga Zote died due to a heart attack. Despite getting this sad news, the young hockey player decided to play the finals in Hiroshima helping India win the tournament. The girl from Mizoram’s Kolasib district returned home a few days ago from Japan and paid tribute to her father.

She received a warm welcome from locals who respected and appreciated her for making them all so proud. Not only the people from Mizoram but entire India is appreciating her courageous decision. The head coach of the team, Sjoerd Marijne had offered her the option of flying back to India to attend the funeral of her father. 

However, Lalremsiami said,

“She told me, ‘I want to make my father proud. I want to stay, play and make sure that the team qualifies.”

Marijne further added, “Every player went and hugged Siami after the match. It is not easy to deal with a big loss at such a young age. And even though she didn’t score, she gave everything for the team. Indians should be proud of Siami.”


Even netizens took note of Lalremsiami’s courageous decision to stay back shared some appreciative posts.




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