New Delhi, 13 April 2021: Hockey India on Tuesday condoled the loss of life of Balbir Singh Junior who performed alongside legends like Balbir Singh Donsanjh, popularly generally known as Balbir Singh Senior in addition to Leslie Claudius, Prithipal Singh, Balkishan, Charles Stephen amongst different high gamers. Balbir Singh Junior was a part of the Indian Staff that received Silver on the Asian Video games held in Tokyo, Japan in 1958.
The octogenarian lived in Chandigarh after retiring as Main within the Indian Military. Balbir Singh Junior hailed from Sansarpur (Jalandhar) generally known as the hockey nursery of India. Like many youngsters from the village, Balbir Singh Junior too took to hockey early in his life, on the age of six and he was chosen to play for India in 1951 when the Indian Hockey Staff toured Afghanistan. He was additionally a part of the Punjab state hockey group and likewise Captained the Punjab College Staff. Later in his profession he additionally represented the Indian Railways Hockey group that toured European international locations comparable to Spain, Switzerland and Italy. Additionally they performed Take a look at matches in Netherlands.
Expressing his tribute to Balbir Singh Junior, Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam stated, “On behalf of Hockey India, I express my deepest condolences to Balbir Singh Junior’s family. His contribution to Indian hockey will always be remembered and the hockey fraternity mourns his demise.”