40-year-old – Anupama Puchimanda, former international umpire from India, passed away on Sunday 18 April in Bengaluru due to covid-related complications.
Anupama, a former national level hockey player, had officiated in several prestigious international tournaments including the 2005 BDO Junior World Cup (Women) in Santiago, Hero Hockey World League Round-2 (Women) in 2013 at New Delhi as well as the 2013 Women’s Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
Hearing of the sad news, AHF President Dato Fumio Ogura had this to say:
“Ms Anupama Puchimanda was a part of the Asian Hockey fraternity. She served hockey for a good part of her life. She will be remembered for her services for hockey.”