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Former India Hockey Player Balbir Singh Kullar Dies At 77

Previous India hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar, who was a section of the 1968 Olympics bronze-successful team, has died after struggling a coronary heart assault at his home in Punjab. He died on Friday afternoon at the age of seventy seven. Kullar is survived by his wife, one son and two daughters. “My father was to travel with me to the US but abruptly he had a enormous coronary heart assault and he died on Friday afternoon at our loved ones home in Sansarpur in Jalandhar district,” his son Kamalbir Singh, who is centered in US, advised PTI on Sunday.

Kullar’s cremation will be executed on Monday.

“His last rites will be done on Monday due to the fact my son and his grandson just arrived from the US. One particular of my elder sisters is centered in Canada and the other is in US, they also arrived on Sunday,” he included.

Born at Sansarpur village of Jalandhar district in Punjab, Kullar created his India debut in 1963 in Lyon in France. He gained popularity as an inside ahead in the Indian team and toured various nations like Belgium, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand and West Germany.

He was also a member of the Indian team that won the Asian Game titles gold in 1966 (Bangkok) and the Olympic Bronze in 1968 (Mexico). Balbir was also section of the gold medal successful Indian team in 1966 Bangkok Asian Game titles.

Hockey India condoled the death of Kullar, who also served as an Indian national team selector.

“We are deeply saddened by the demise of our former hockey player and … Olympic medallist, Balbir Singh Kullar,” Hockey India mentioned on its official Twitter deal with.

“We mail out our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones. On behalf of Hockey India, our ideas and prayers are with Mr. Balbir Singh Kullar’s loved ones and buddies at this time of grief.”