Balbir, the great hockey player, is no more.It was August 12th, 1948. Still, 3days to celebrate the first anniversary of Independent India. The Olympic games were going on. The hockey finals were played on that day in London between India and Britain. Indian team played well and won the gold medal and that way they made India proud by defeating the country which made India suffer under them for long.
The Hero of the match was Balbir Singh, Senior. He is the greatest hockey player belonging to the first generation players of Independent India. Under him, India won gold medals hattrick in Olympics and he is the greatest star of Hockey India ever produced.
Yesterday he died in a hospital where he is undergoing treatment. He is 96 years old. My condolences to the family of the deceased. and I pay my respects to the departed soul.