New Delhi. Legendary player Sunil Gavaskar 's 'The Champs Foundation' helped hockey Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh, who has been ailing for some time. His organization has been helping players who are struggling with financial problems for more than two decades. Mohinder Pal Singh, popularly known as MP Singh, is suffering from kidney disease and is on dialysis and is waiting for a 'donor' for transplant. When Gavaskar was contacted, he told PTI about the CHAMPS 'Champs' Foundation, "I used to read in the media how much the former Olympians and international medalists would have faced later."
He said, "I also got information about MP Singh's health from the media (newspaper)." MP Singh was an important part of the Indian hockey team that participated in the 1988 Sol Olympics. He has played with Mohammad Shahid, MM Somaya, Jude Felix, Pargat Singh. The former Indian cricket captain said that there was no institution that would help the former star players.
He said that there are many institutions for education, health, children and old citizens but there is no one for the former international players, so I thought of forming a foundation with personal contribution. Then we organized a 'Double Wicket Tournament' with members of the 1983 World Cup team in which an industrialist and a corporate head donated. So far, the Foundation has helped 21 former players, including monthly support and taking care of their medical expenses.