Balbir Singh Sr was one of the most embellished hockey players in the heritage of the match.© PTI
Hockey icon Balbir Singh Senior, who died at ninety six following battling a number of wellness issues, was on Monday cremated in Chandigarh with complete point out honours, with Punjab Sporting activities Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi declaring that the Mohali stadium will be named following the famous player. The three-time Olympic gold medallist’s system was consigned to flames at an electrical crematorium with his maternal grandson Kabir accomplishing the previous rites in the presence of Sikh monks. The famous center-forward is survived by his daughter Sushbir and three sons — Kanwalbir, Karanbir, and Gurbir.
His sons are settled in Canada and he lived in this article with his daughter Sushbir and grandson Kabir. Sushbir, along with shut family, was present at the funeral.
Sodhi, who was also present at the funeral, said that Singh’s demise was a huge blow not just for the sporting earth, but also for the nation as a entire. He said the Mohali hockey stadium will be named following Singh. Previous Indian hockey team captain Pargat Singh was also present.
Senior officials of Punjab federal government and Chandigarh administration laid wreaths on Singh’s system.
A law enforcement contingent fired three-volley pictures as a mark of regard to the departed soul. Singh’s system was before brought from the Fortis hospital at Mohali to his home at Sector 36 from the place it was taken to the crematorium in a bedecked car or truck.
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