AIZAWL, June 25 - Star hockey player Lalremsiami had an emotional return to her home in a northern Mizoram town today as she and her mother broke into tears. A few days ago, Lalremsiami�s father, Lalthansanga Zote, had passed away when the national women�s hockey team was playing crucial matches in Hiroshima.
Lalremsiami got the news of her father�s demise while preparing for the semifinal match against Chile on Saturday.
She was supposed to attend her father�s funeral at Kolasib in Mizoram, but Lalremsiami decided to stay back and give her best shot to make her father�s soul proud.
Lalremsiami�s choice was well rewarded as India won the semifinal by beating Chile 4-2 on Saturday and the final of the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament on Sunday by defeating Japan 3-1.