Captain Hawa Singh (on 16 December 1937 in Umarwas, Haryana – 14 August 2000, in Bhiwani, Haryana) was an Indian heavyweight boxer who dominated Indian and Asian amateur boxing for a decade in his weight class. He won the Asian Games gold medal in the heavyweight category in successive editions of the Games in Bangkok, Thailand in 1966 Asiad and the 1970 Asiad. — an achievement to date (August 2008) by any Indian boxer. He won the National Championship in the heavyweight category 11 consecutive times from 1961 to 1972.
Hawa Singh was born in Sheoran in 1937 to the now Haryana Jat family. He enlisted in the Indian Army in 1956, and became the Champion Western Command in 1960, defeating the defending champion, Mohabbat Singh. He won 11 straight national championships from 1961 to 1972.
Won the gold medals in the Asian Games of 1966 and gold medals in the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok. He was awarded the Arjuna Award, India’s highest sports award in 1966. The biopic Movie on Hawa Singh will be produced by Kamlesh Singh Kushwaha and Sam Fernandes. The film is written by Junaid Vasi and will be directed by Prakash Nambiar.
After retiring, he took coaching and was a co-founder of Bhiwani Boxing Club, which produced a sleeper of Indian boxers in the 1990s and 2000s (decade), including Olympic medalist Vijender Singh. He got a Dronacharya Award in 1999.
He died suddenly on 14 August 2000 in Bhiwani – 15 days before he received the Dronacharya Award.
Salman Khan Announced A Biopic Movie Of Hawa Singh Set To Launch
On 04 February 2020, Salman Khan announced a biopic of Hawa Singh in which Sooraj Pancholi as Hawa Singh.