Hundreds turned out to say farewell to tragic car crash victim Jaskaran Sandhu as he was laid to rest.

Champion athlete, Mr Sandhu, 22, died on Monday, August 28 after his car crashed down an embankment in Riding Court Road, Datchet. Another 22-year-old man was injured in the crash, and is recovering at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.

Jaskaran was an acclaimed athlete and despite his young age represented the United Kingdom in the 2013 and 2014 Kabaddi World Cups in India, playing in the Raider position. He was also an accomplished wrestler, who won gold at the 2011 and 2012 British Wrestling Championships in the 100K weight category.

His funeral on Tuesday was attended by hundreds of friends and family members.

Dozens packed into Slough Crematorium for the funeral ceremony, while hundreds more listened to the ceremony on speakers outside.

Afterwards, the mourners travelled to the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara for a final service, where friends and family read tributes to Jaskaran’s short, but eventful life.

MP for Slough, Tan Dhesi, a friend of Mr Sandhu’s father spoke at the funeral. He said: “Although his dreams are left unfulfilled, we must be aware that he had already made huge accomplishments.

“He made national achievements in wrestling and Kabbadi, competing in Slough and around the world. It us now up to his family, his brothers, sisters, cousins, to fulfill those unfulfilled dreams.”

Close friend, Khalid Hadid, said: “He was everyone’s older brother. He protected others, and cared about every little thing.

“Jaz, in his short journey, has done much to be proud of.”

Langley Grammar School friend, Simran Sharma, said: “He was full of life – he lived life to the full. He was one of the happiest people you could ever meet.”

President of Ramgarhia Gurdwara, Harjinder Singh Ghil, said: “We were making a supplication to the Almighty, that his soul will merge with the Supreme Soul. Look at all the people who have come, look how many lives he has touched – only great souls can do that.”