India’s three-time Olympic gold medal-winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr passed away at 95, on Monday. Balbir Sr, one of the country’s most accomplished hockey players, had been facing multiple health issues for over two weeks.

95 year old was hospitalised on friday evening with high fever. Balbir Sr was hospitalised after experiencing high fever and suffered three cardiac arrests during the course of his treatment.

His world record for most goals scored by an individual in the men’s hockey final of the Olympics still remains unbeaten.

He had scored five goals in India’s 6-1 victory over the Netherlands in the gold medal match of the 1952 Helsinki Games.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, and some of the country’s prominent sports personalities took to Twitter to pay homage to the hockey legend. Here are a few reactions:-

 

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