Amarjit Singh Jessy, a veteran of both the World Cup and the Olympic Games as a hockey umpire, passed away early this morning. The President of the Perak Hockey Association, Hj. Mohd Sayuti Bin Abd Samat, confirmed the news. Amarjit Singh leaves behind his wife and three children.
In the 1990s, Amarjit Singh began his professional career as a hockey player for the Malaysian national team. Amarjit umpired 154 international matches and won the FIH Golden Whistle Award. He officiated in the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympics and three World Cups in 2002, 2006, and 2010.
“I’m deeply saddened by his death. All of the amazing times we had with him will always be treasured. His contributions to the association would be sorely missed because he served as our secretary beginning in 2020 and put in a lot of effort during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup last year. It’s a big loss for sports. My sincere condolences to his family,” said Tuan Haji Sayuti, President of Perak Hockey Association, who knew him from his school days when they both played for the state and national teams.
The wake service will be tomorrow at 8pm in their house at No 76, Jalan Raja Kam, Canning Garden. And the funeral service will be at 10am on Saturday in their house followed by the crematorium at 12 pm in Buntong.
In addition, we at My Ipoh would like to express our deepest condolences to Mr. Amarjit’s family.