Articles about Balbir Singh

Balbir Singh Dosanjh was an Indian Hockey player who was the Center Forward in the Indian Hockey team and a three-time Olympic Medalist. He was born on October 10, 1924, and was popularly known as Balbir Singh Senior. In his 11-year-long career, he played 61 matches for India and scored 246 goals. Regarded as the greatest Indian hockey player of all time, some of his notable contributions came in the 1948 London Olympics, the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, and the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. In the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, India scored 6-1 against the Netherlands out of which five goals were scored by Singh, thus making him an all-time record holder of the maximum goals scored by an individual in the Men’s Hockey final of the Olympics. He had also served as the Chief Coach of the Indian Hockey Men’s team for the 1971 Hockey World Cup, and the 1975 Hockey World Cup. In 1957 he became the first sports personality to be conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award. In 2015, he was conferred with the Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, he became the only Indian to be a part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He is also the author of two books titled The Golden Hat Trick (1977) and The Golden Yardstick: In Quest of Hockey Excellence (2008). He passed away on May 25, 2020, after a prolonged illness. On May 25, 2021, the Indian government renamed Mohali International Hockey Stadium to Olympian Balbir Singh Senior International Hockey Stadium.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior passes away at 95

25 May 2020

Sports
Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior passes away at 95

Hockey stalwart Balbir Singh Dosanjh passed away on Monday after facing several health issues for over two weeks.

Here are the unbreakable records of Indian hockey team

24 Oct 2019

Sports
Here are the unbreakable records of Indian hockey team

The Indian men's hockey team has had a rich history in the sport.

Ranking the greatest moments of Indian hockey

15 Oct 2019

Sports
Ranking the greatest moments of Indian hockey

Indian hockey was a force to reckon with, especially during the pre-independence era.

Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists

25 Sep 2019

India
Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists

In what confirms that Pakistan is continuing with its notorious plans to hamper peace in India, some drones from across the border dropped arms and grenades in Punjab, multiple reports said.

Solan: Multi-story building, which collapsed, was once a two-room structure

16 Jul 2019

India
Solan: Multi-story building, which collapsed, was once a two-room structure

On Sunday, a four-story building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan, killing 14 people, including 13 army personnel, and raising pertinent questions on poor infrastructure dotting hill stations.

Kejriwal took Rs. 6cr bribe for ticket: AAP candidate's son

11 May 2019

Politics
Kejriwal took Rs. 6cr bribe for ticket: AAP candidate's son

Just a day before Delhi goes to polls, a new controversy has erupted which could ruin Aam Aadmi Party's chances in Lok Sabha.

New-born, who was strangled, flushed down train's toilet, miraculously lives

23 Dec 2018

India
New-born, who was strangled, flushed down train's toilet, miraculously lives

On Saturday, the sweepers in Amritsar were shocked to see a new-born baby flushed down one of the toilets of Howrah Express, which they were cleaning.

National wrestling champion arrested for murder in Rohtak

13 Jun 2018

India
National wrestling champion arrested for murder in Rohtak

A former national-level wrestler, who turned into a wanted criminal, was nabbed today in Rohtak in a one-year-old murder case.

25 years after Babri Masjid, what has changed in Ayodhya?

06 Dec 2017

India
25 years after Babri Masjid, what has changed in Ayodhya?

For most Indians alive today, Ayodhya is a prime aspect of their religious identity, and the question of whether a temple or a mosque should be built there has remained one of vital importance.

Ghaziabad- IPS Officer Sanjeev Tyagi's father found dead at home

11 May 2017

Delhi
Ghaziabad- IPS Officer Sanjeev Tyagi's father found dead at home

On Thursday morning, the father of UP cadre IPS Sanjeev Tyagi was allegedly discovered with a gunshot injury to his head at his Ghaziabad home.