weather c
airing now
airing now
8.85 c
airing now
91.5 FM
91.5 HD2

Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Sr passes away

BY , May 25, 2020 3:40 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON May 25, 2020 3:42 PM

Three-time Olympic gold medallist hockey player Balbir Singh passed away at the age of 95. Image-ANI

Three-time Olympic gold medallist hockey player Balbir Singh on Monday passed away at the age of 95 after battling multiple health issues.

"Balbir Singh passed away this morning," Balbir's grandson Kabir said in a statement.

The veteran player suffered a cardiac arrest on May 12 and after that, he suffered two more cardiac arrests during the course of his admission to the hospital.

Balbir Singh was a three-time Olympic gold champion.

He played a key role in India's Olympic victories in London (1948), as a vice-captain in Helsinki (1952) and as the captain in Melbourne (1956). In his illustrious playing career from 1947-1958, Balbir won 61 international caps and scored a whopping 246 goals.

He also worked as a manager for the 1975 World Cup-winning team.

Latest News

Share on

Sign up for the newsletter

We'll deliver best of entertainment right into your inbox
We love to hear from our listeners, so feel free to send us message
whatsUp icon
Message us on whatsapp