Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Jr passes away at 88

New Delhi

Balbir Singh Junior, who was a member of the silver medal- winning 1958 Asian Games Indian hockey team, died here at the age of 88, his daughter Mandeep Samra said on Tuesday.

He is survived by his wife, daughter and son. ‘My father passed away in sleep on Sunday morning due to heart failure,’ his daughter said.

His son is settled in Canada and could not attend the last rites of his father because of the COVID-19 pandemic.—AP