Balbir Singh was an Indian hockey player and played a vital role to won three times Gold in Olympics. He was one of the greatest hockey players of all time. He was born in Haripur Khalsa, Jalandhar, Punjab.
Balbir Singh Sr. Wiki/Bio:
|Real Name:||Balbir Singh Dosanjh|
|Date of Birth:||10-Oct-1924|
|Birth Place:||Haripur Khalsa, Jalandhar|
|Profession:||Indian Hockey Player|
|Death Place:||Mohali, Punjab|
Balbir Singh Sr. Age, Height, Weight:
|Age:||95 Years (At the time of Death)|
|Height:||5 Ft 8 in|
Balbir Singh Sr. Career:
At the time of his education, Harbail Singh was the first person who spotted him as a promising hockey player.
In 1942, he was selected in the Punjab University Hockey team. Under his captaincy, the Team won 3 years continuously “All India Inter-University” titles.
After the partition of India, he shifted to Ludhiana where he got a job in the Punjab Police.
He played his first International match with Argentina team at the 1948 London Olympics.
He played the role of vice-captaincy in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He also set a record when he scored five goals against the Netherland team in the Final match.
He also captained in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
Balbir Singh Sr. was Manager and Chief of the Indian hockey team for 1975 World Cup, which Indian won.
He was honored in the Olympic Museum exhibition, “The Olympic Journey: The Story of the Games” held at the Royal Opera House.
He was also appointed as Chief of the Directorate of Sports in Punjab.
Balbir Singh Sr. Family:
|Father:||Dalip Singh Dosanjh|
|Mother:||Don’t have Info|
Balbir Singh Sr. Wife, Children:
He was married to Sushil in 1946 and they have 1 daughter named “Sushbir” and 3 Sons named Kanwalbir, Karanbir and Gurbir.
Balbir Singh Sr. Death:
He passed away in Fortis Hospital, Mohali on 25 May 2020.