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Old 1st May 2020, 00:03   #16
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Default Re: India's football legend Chuni Goswami passes away

He was a legend and a true gentleman. Stayed with the same club throughout that he started his career with. With his natural athletic ability, he took to both football and cricket with equal elan.

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Old 25th May 2020, 20:57   #17
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Default RIP Balbir Singh Sr.

Three-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner and one of the greatest ever hockey player India has produced, Balbir Singh Sr. passed away after prolonged illness today morning. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest centre-forward of Indian Field Hockey. Balbir Singh Sr. has often been regarded as the modern day Dhyan Chand. He has earned his unique place in the history of the Indian Field Hockey and will always remain in the heart of hockey lovers, and his story is a legend to follow.

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Gold medal at the Summer Olympics of 1948, 1952 and 1956, held in London, Helsinki and Melbourne, respectively

Silver medal at the Asian Games of 1958, held in Tokyo

Honoured with the Indian civilian award Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1957. Balbir is the first sportsperson to be honoured with Padma Shri.

Lit the Sacred Flame at the Asian Games of 1982

Entitled as the Best Sikh Hockey Player in 2006

Adjudged as the Indian Sportsperson of the Century according to the national polling conducted by the newspaper Patriot in 1982.

Honoured by the Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award of Hockey India in 2015

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Old 25th May 2020, 21:46   #18
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Default Re: RIP Balbir Singh Sr.

Thank you Sujoy for this thread. When I was a child hockey was a game we still played as kids and at school. Sadly today the commercial tamasha of cricket and its one day shows has been at the expense of almost all other sports. Some if not a lot of the blame lies at the door step of the Hockey Federation of India , now scrapped.

I'll add one more achievement of Balbir Singh to the already impressive list you've put up. His Olympic record for most goals scored by an individual in an Olympic men's hockey final remains unbeaten today 68 years later. Singh set this record when he scored five goals in India's 61 victory over the Netherlands in the gold medal game of the 1952 Olympic Games.

Alas many of the youth today might have heard of Dhyan Chand but most may not have heard of other legends such as Roop Singh, Udham Singh, Leslie Claudius and of course Sardar Balbir Singh. RIP Sir. You did the nation proud when we trained on shoe string budgets.

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Thank you Sujoy for this thread. When I was a child hockey was a game we still played as kids and at school. Sadly today the commercial tamasha of cricket and its one day shows has been at the expense of almost all other sports. Some if not a lot of the blame lies at the door step of the Hockey Federation of India , now scrapped.

I'll add one more achievement of Balbir Singh to the already impressive list you've put up. His Olympic record for most goals scored by an individual in an Olympic men's hockey final remains unbeaten today 68 years later. Singh set this record when he scored five goals in India's 61 victory over the Netherlands in the gold medal game of the 1952 Olympic Games.

Alas many of the youth today might have heard of Dhyan Chand but most may not have heard of other legends such as Roop Singh, Udham Singh, Leslie Claudius and of course Sardar Balbir Singh. RIP Sir. You did the nation proud when we trained on shoe string budgets.

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Sir you are spot on. Many of today's youth won't have heard of the names. I doubt most of them follow Hockey seriously. Our obsession for cricket has grown manifold that the other sports have taken the backseat. I'm happy Hockey is gradually making a comeback. I feel it needs to be marketed well to generate interest amongst youngstars.
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Default Re: Combat Aircraft of the Indian Air Force

Lost an illustrious neighbour yesterday. Air Vice Marshal Ajit Lamba passed away at 84.

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