Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Sr. Passes Away

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Chandigarh: Hockey legend and one of India’s greatest sporting heroes, Balbir Singh Sr, died at a hospital in Chandigarh on Monday following multiple health issues for over two weeks.

The three-time Olympic gold medallist was 96. He is survived by his daughter Sushbir and three sons Kanwalbir, Karanbir, and Gurbir.

He will be remembered for playing for and leading India in three Olympic Games and then in 1975 managing the Indian team that won the 1975 World Cup.

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