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(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

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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India's centre forward Balbir Singh, second right, tries to score a goal during the men's Olympic Games Hockey match against Great Britain, at Wembley Stadium, London, Aug. 12, 1948. Britain's goalkeeper D.L.S. Brodie saved the attempt and India won the match 4-0. (AP Photo)(AP)
India's centre forward Balbir Singh, second right, tries to score a goal during the men's Olympic Games Hockey match against Great Britain, at Wembley Stadium, London, Aug. 12, 1948. Britain's goalkeeper D.L.S. Brodie saved the attempt and India won the match 4-0. (AP Photo)(AP)

Balbir Singh Senior: Highlights of a stellar career in hockey

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 12:03 PM IST
The three-time Olympic gold medal winner, passed away on Monday in Chandigarh. He was 96 and is survived by his daughter and three sons. Here are the biggest highlights of his career.
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