PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and others pay homage to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr.

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PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and others pay homage to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr.
PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and others pay homage to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr.

PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and others pay homage to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr.

Balbir Singh Sr was given the Padma Shri award in 1957 besides also being clubbed together with all the Major Dhyan Chand Life Time Achievement Award by Hockey India at 2015.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind along with other large leaders arrived in unison to pay tribute to three-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr., who passed away on Monday following a lengthy illness.
Taking to his official Twitter manage, PM Modi condoled the passing of Balbir Singh Sr., stating that the Padma Shri awardee will probably be remembered for bringing home lots of pleasure and laurels.
Ji is going to be recalled because of his memorable sporting performances. He brought home plenty of pride and laurels. Undoubtedly a dazzling hockey player, he also made a mark as a fantastic mentor. Pained by his passing. Condolences to his loved ones and well-wishers,” he wrote.
President Ram Nath Kovind, on the flip side, also expressed despair on the passing from this hockey legend and composed that Balbir Singh Sr.’s heritage will continue to inspire future generations.
A three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Padma Shri awardee and among India’s best athletes, his legacy will continue to inspire future generations. Condolences to his loved ones, friends and admirers,” President Kovind explained.
Minister of Home Affairs (MHA) Amit Shah submitted an image of him Singh and stated that the hockey legend had left an indelible imprint on the earth together with his rod.
“Pained to find out about the passing of Padma Shri Balbir Singh Sr ji, a legendary hockey player, who left an indelible imprint on earth hockey his stick.I was blessed to have fulfilled the lively and joyous Balbir ji, a 3 time Olympic gold medalist. My condolences to his loved ones,” Shah tweeted.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh paid tribute to Balbir Singh Sr., stating that the latter’s participation towards Indian hockey is unforgettable.
“Saddened by the passing of India’s legendary Olympic gold-winning hockey player Padma Shri Balbir Singh Sr.His participation towards Indian hockey is unforgettable. My Condolences to his loved ones,” he wrote.

Balbir Singh Dosanjh, popularly Called Balbir Singh Senior, died at about 6:30 in Fortis Hospital, Mohali on Monday.
The hockey legend, who had been admitted to the hospital on May 8, was at a semi-comatose condition since May 18 after developing a blood clot in his mind.
Balbir Singh Sr, who’s survived by his daughter Sushbir along with three sons Kanwalbir, Karanbir, Gurbir, was the only Indian among 16 legends picked from the International Olympic Committee across modern Olympic history.
He had been among the most decorated athletes in the history of Indian sport together with Olympic gold medals in 1948, 1952 and 1956 Games.
Balbir Singh Sr was given the Padma Shri award in 1957 besides also being clubbed together with all the Major Dhyan Chand Life Time Achievement Award by Hockey India at 2015.

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