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Sajjan Singh Cheema

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Sajjan Singh Cheema
Personal information
Born (1957-01-15) January 15, 1957 (age 63)
Dabulian, Kapurthala
Career information
Playing career1976–1994
Career highlights and awards

Sajjan Singh Cheema is a former basketball player from India. He represented India in 1982 Asian Games and other international tournaments and matches including Asian Basketball Championship in 1981, 1983 and 1985.[1] He was honoured with Arjuna award in 1999 and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award in 1983.[2]

Early life[edit]

Sajjan Singh was born in 1957 in Dabulian village in Kapurthala district in Punjab state.[3] He studied at Kamalia Khalsa High School Kapurthala and at Sport College Jalandhar.


He started playing basketball in 1976 and first participated in Inter university tournament held in Jaipur in 1976. He retired from playing in 1994. He served as SP with Punjab Police[4] and additionally the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Ludhiana.[5]

Personal life[edit]

His brothers Balkar Singh and Gurmeet Singh and cousin Kuldeep Singh Cheema also played basketball and represented India. Guneet Kaur the daughter of Sajjan Singh has played in the under-17 category at the national level.[6]

Being appointed as the Candidate for Aam Aadmi Party from Sultanpur Lodhi Constituency for the punjab elections of 2017.[7]


  1. "An Interview with 'Arjun Awardee' Sajjan Singh Cheema". SBS. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. "Arjuna awardee Sajjan Singh Cheema joins AAP". Hindustan Times. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  3. "Arjuna Awardee and former S.P Sajjan Singh Cheema joins AAP". Punjab News Express. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. "We will work to seek solution to drug mess: Sajjan Singh Cheema". The Tribune. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  5. "AAP candidates for Punjab polls include Arjuna awardee, SC lawyer, noted radiologist and more". Firstpost. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  6. Deepkamal Kaur (17 February 2006). "For Cheema brothers, the game must go on". The Tribune. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  7. Saurabh Duggal (1 February 2017). "Punjab polls: Sajjan cites Stalin's regime to decry Badal, Captain in Kapurthala district". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 15 April 2018.

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