Previous India hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar, who was a portion of the 1968 Olympics bronze-winning crew, has died right after struggling a coronary heart assault at his dwelling in Punjab. He died on Friday afternoon at the age of 77. Kullar is survived by his wife, just one son and two daughters. “My father was to journey with me to the US but out of the blue he experienced a substantial coronary heart assault and he died on Friday afternoon at our loved ones dwelling in Sansarpur in Jalandhar district,” his son Kamalbir Singh, who is centered in US, told PTI on Sunday.
Kullar’s cremation will be performed on Monday.
“His past rites will be accomplished on Monday due to the fact my son and his grandson just arrived from the US. 1 of my elder sisters is centered in Canada and the other is in US, they also arrived on Sunday,” he added.
Born at Sansarpur village of Jalandhar district in Punjab, Kullar made his India debut in 1963 in Lyon in France. He received status as an inside ahead in the Indian crew and toured many nations like Belgium, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand and West Germany.
He was also a member of the Indian crew that won the Asian Game titles gold in 1966 (Bangkok) and the Olympic Bronze in 1968 (Mexico). Balbir was also portion of the gold medal winning Indian crew in 1966 Bangkok Asian Game titles.
Hockey India condoled the demise of Kullar, who also served as an Indian national crew selector.
“We are deeply saddened by the demise of our former hockey player and … Olympic medallist, Balbir Singh Kullar,” Hockey India claimed on its formal Twitter deal with.
“We deliver out our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones. On behalf of Hockey India, our feelings and prayers are with Mr. Balbir Singh Kullar’s loved ones and good friends at this time of grief.”