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Balbir Singh Junior, a player par excellence.(Sourced)

Hockey player Balbir Singh Junior dead

PTI | , Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 05:03 PM IST
His son is settled in Canada and could not attend the last rites of his father because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Representative Image/HT)
(Representative Image/HT)

14 dead, three critical after consuming spurious liquor in Panipat, Sonepat

Hindustan Times/Karnal, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent, Karnal/rohtak
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 12:26 AM IST
With seven more people dying after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Sonepat, the death toll in the tragedy that has been unfolding for the last four days rose to 34
Balbir Singh Junior, a player par excellence.(Sourced)
Balbir Singh Junior, a player par excellence.(Sourced)

Guest column: Three cheers for Balbir Singh Junior, a hockey player not many know about

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Wg Cdr DPS Bajwa (retd)
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:54 PM IST
Balbir Singh (Jr) was born on May 2, 1932, at Sansarpur (Jalandhar), which is known as the nursery of hockey players in India. He took to playing hockey from the early age of six
Balbir Singh Sr (extreme right) handing over his Olympic gold medals for the war fund in the presence of the then Punjab chief minister Partap Singh Kairon (sitting). Col BN Bali (retd) standing second from right.(Courtesy Col BN Bali (retd))
Balbir Singh Sr (extreme right) handing over his Olympic gold medals for the war fund in the presence of the then Punjab chief minister Partap Singh Kairon (sitting). Col BN Bali (retd) standing second from right.(Courtesy Col BN Bali (retd))

When hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr donated three of his Olympic medals for China War fund

By Saurabh Duggal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 12:13 AM IST
So great was his love for India that he did not think twice about donating his medals to the China War Fund in October 1962 when the country went to war with China
File image of Balbir Singh Sr.(HT Photo)
File image of Balbir Singh Sr.(HT Photo)

Give due recognition to Balbir Singh Sr: Former hockey players to govt

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 04:31 PM IST
While Major Dhyan Chand, considered the father of Indian hockey, showed his mastery with the hockey stick in a colonised India, the post-independence era belonged to Singh.
India hockey captain Balbir Singh Sr after beating Pakistan at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.(ANI)
India hockey captain Balbir Singh Sr after beating Pakistan at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.(ANI)

Balbir sir had no airs despite his achievements

By Ajit Pal Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 08:08 AM IST
If Dhyan Chand was a pillar of strength for Indian hockey in the pre-Independence era, Balbir Sr. was the face of it in the era after 1947.
The former India skipper (2nd from R) during the captains’ presentation at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics(AFP)
The former India skipper (2nd from R) during the captains’ presentation at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics(AFP)

Balbir Singh Senior: The legendary goal machine who defined an era of champions

By Nikhilesh Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 08:14 AM IST
Singh’s long and storied life tells us about hockey in India and about India itself.
Motiullah Khan won gold medal in 1960 Olympics and silver medals in 1956 and 1964 Summer Games(Hindustan Times)
Motiullah Khan won gold medal in 1960 Olympics and silver medals in 1956 and 1964 Summer Games(Hindustan Times)

Balbir Singh Senior was a legend across the border too

Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 11:38 AM IST
Despite partition that saw the subcontinent getting divided into two nations, Balbir Singh remained a legend across the border too.
Balbir Singh and Milkha Singh (in pic) were close friends(PTI)
Balbir Singh and Milkha Singh (in pic) were close friends(PTI)

Balbir biggest hockey legend after Dhyan Chand: Milkha Singh

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2020 08:08 PM IST
Balbir and Milkha competed together at the highest level for the country in their respective games.
Undated file photo of three-time Olympic gold medalist hockey veteran Balbir Singh Sr, who died on Monday, May 25, 2020, after battling multiple health issues for over two weeks.(PTI)
Undated file photo of three-time Olympic gold medalist hockey veteran Balbir Singh Sr, who died on Monday, May 25, 2020, after battling multiple health issues for over two weeks.(PTI)

‘Saw Balbir Singh cry like a child after defeat to Pakistan’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 08:07 PM IST
While he admired many things about Balbir Singh—his polite ways with the players, his man management skills and the vast knowledge of the game—Ashok Kumar will never forget the day he saw the three-time Olympic gold medallist cry like a child.
Balbir SIngh Sr was the manager of India’s 1975 Hockey World Cup-winning team.(Hockey India)
Balbir SIngh Sr was the manager of India’s 1975 Hockey World Cup-winning team.(Hockey India)

The Balbir Singh impact: Story behind India’s 1975 World Cup win

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Remembering Balbir Singh Sr, who passed away at the age of 96 on Monday morning, the captain of the 1975 World Cup-winning India hockey team Ajit Pal Singh spoke about the influence Balbir Singh had on the team as manager.
The Home Minister also said that Singh left an indelible imprint on the world of hockey with his stick.(ANI)
The Home Minister also said that Singh left an indelible imprint on the world of hockey with his stick.(ANI)

Amit Shah condoles demise of legendary hockey player Balbir Singh

New Delhi, Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 03:52 PM IST
The veteran hockey player had suffered a cardiac arrest on May 12 and after that, he suffered two more cardiac arrests during the course of his admission in the hospital.
Undated file photo of three-time Olympic gold medalist hockey veteran Balbir Singh Sr, who died on Monday, May 25, 2020, after battling multiple health issues for over two weeks.(PTI)
Undated file photo of three-time Olympic gold medalist hockey veteran Balbir Singh Sr, who died on Monday, May 25, 2020, after battling multiple health issues for over two weeks.(PTI)

Hockey legend Balbir Sr’s wish to see his lost memorabilia remains unfulfilled

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Singh had said then that in 1985, he had donated his medals and memorabilia to the then SAI Secretary on being told that they would be displayed in a show window’ at the then proposed National Sports Museum.
File photo of hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior,who passed away at the age of 96. Photo by Rajnish Katyal/Hindustan Times.
File photo of hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior,who passed away at the age of 96. Photo by Rajnish Katyal/Hindustan Times.

PM Narendra Modi pays rich tribute to hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid rich tribute to Indian hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior, who passed away the age of 96 years.
File image of Balbir Singh.(Hockey India)
File image of Balbir Singh.(Hockey India)

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh condoles demise of hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 12:00 PM IST
The legendary centre-forward was 96 and is survived by his daughter Sushbir and three sons Kanwalbir, Karanbir, and Gurbir. His sons are settled in Canada and he used to live here with his daughter and grandson Kabir.
Akshay Kumar poses with hockey legend Balbir Singh.
Akshay Kumar poses with hockey legend Balbir Singh.

Akshay Kumar condoles hockey legend Balbir Singh’s death, shares pic with ‘amazing personality’. See here

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Actor Akshay Kumar on Monday expressed grief over the demise of veteran hockey player Balbir Singh, and shared a picture of their meeting.
(File Photo) Veteran hockey Olympian Balbir Singh Senior,with his three Olympic madels and one Padam Shiri(HT Photo)
(File Photo) Veteran hockey Olympian Balbir Singh Senior,with his three Olympic madels and one Padam Shiri(HT Photo)

Role models like him come rare: Sporting fraternity mourns death of hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 12:03 PM IST
Tributes poured in from different quarters for the hockey player who had played major roles in India’s gold medal-winning run in the 1948 London Olympics, 1952 Hesinki Olympics and 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
Sub-inspector Balvir Singh sustained injuries on his head and hands after being attacked with a sharp weapon.(HT PHOTO)
Sub-inspector Balvir Singh sustained injuries on his head and hands after being attacked with a sharp weapon.(HT PHOTO)

Snatchers attack CID cop in P’kula, flee with 18K

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2020 12:23 AM IST
In his complaint, SI Balvir Singh, who is posted in Charkhi Dadri district, said he was visiting the CID police lines in Sector 19, Panchkula, for some official work.
One of the villages which falls under the Sukhna catchment area and has illegal constructions.(HT FILE)
One of the villages which falls under the Sukhna catchment area and has illegal constructions.(HT FILE)

Spent life’s earnings on houses, where will we go now: Residents in Sukhna catchment area

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Idrees Bukhtiyar/Deepinder Singh, Mohali
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 01:05 AM IST
High court order on demolition of all structures has come as a shock for them
The accused in STF custody in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
The accused in STF custody in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)

Ludhiana SI accepted bribe to let us go earlier, say three men caught with heroin

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 10:56 PM IST
The trio told the STF that they had allegedly been rounded up by head constable Balvir Singh at the police station, a man named Guri and their aides with Gurpal Singh of Jassowal village and Satvir’s cousin Yadwinder Singh on February 11 with 20gm heroin.
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Extortionists demand 30 lakh; open fire in front of man’s house in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2020 11:17 PM IST
BRAZEN Call farmer, owner of 32 acres, via WhatsApp, threatening to kill him and his family members.
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HT Image

Held with heroin, Ludhiana SHO tests positive for drugs

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 10:48 PM IST
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HT Image

Chandigarh SI found guilty in 35K bribery case

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 12:53 AM IST
Then posted at the Manimajra police station, he had taken 35,000 bribe from a local for not registering an FIR against him
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HT Image

Punjab roadways driver gets 2-yr jail for death of minor in accident

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 01:03 AM IST
The speeding bus rammed into a school bus killing an 11-year-old student and injuring three others in 2018
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Miscreants decamp with 40,000 after opening fire at rickshaw puller

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Batala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2020 11:35 PM IST
In her complaint, Manjeet Kaur, resident of Gujjarpura, told that her brother-in-law Moti Lal has taken a loan of 40,000 from a bank this (Monday) afternoon and when they were returning, two masked persons came on a car and asked him to handover the money
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HC to hear petitions on drying up of Sukhna Lake daily

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2020 12:58 AM IST
Matters on construction in catchment area also to be taken up
Victim, Sukhchain Singh(HT PHOTO)
Victim, Sukhchain Singh(HT PHOTO)

Six get life term for Dalit youth’s murder in Mansa

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mansa
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2019 01:22 AM IST
Court also imposes 25,000 fine each on convicts belonging to a rival group of a liquor smuggler
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Govt directs panchayats to curb stubble burning

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harmandeep Singh, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2019 12:23 AM IST
The government has ordered the departments concerned to include a term in the auction of the panchayat land barring ‘erring’ farmers from taking part in the land auction next year
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