By Asia Samachar Team | INDIA |
India’s three-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr died in Chandigarh today (25 May) after battling multiple health issues for over two weeks.
The iconic player was 95 and is survived by his daughter Sushbir and three sons Kanwalbir, Karanbir, and Gurbir.
His world record for most goals scored by an individual in the men’s hockey final of the Olympics still remains unbeaten.
For his services to hockey, Balbir was given the Padma Shri in 1957, making him the first recipient of India’s fourth-highest civilian honour from sport.
Hockey maestro Balbir Singh Sr wins ESPN India’s lifetime achievement award (Asia Samachar, 21 Feb 2020)