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Dec 22, 2009

CITU mourns death of wrestler ‘Rustum-i-Jammu’

Jammu Dec 21: Javaid Zargar, Working President, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) has expressed deep shock over the sudden death of “Rastum Jammu”, Pahlwan Abdul Rashid Sheikh, who died yesterday.
‘Wrestler Abdul Rashid Sheikh won title of Rastum-I-Jammu some 12 years back and had devoted his life to promote the Indian style of wrestling, he said. ‘Hailing from a remote background from village Thaloran Tehsil Gandoh district Doda, he inspired youths of the area to take part in sports activities. “The loss in the shape of his death created a vacuum which is impossible to be filled said Comrade Zargar who also has extended sympathies with the bereaved family.

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