Former India hockey participant Balbir Singh Kullar, who was part of the 1968 Olympics bronze-winning workforce, has died after struggling a coronary heart assault at his dwelling in Punjab. He died on Friday afternoon on the age of 77. Kullar is survived by his spouse, one son and two daughters. “My father was to travel with me to the US but suddenly he had a massive heart attack and he died on Friday afternoon at our family home in Sansarpur in Jalandhar district,” his son Kamalbir Singh, who relies in US, advised PTI on Sunday.
Kullar’s cremation will probably be performed on Monday.
“His last rites will be done on Monday because my son and his grandson just arrived from the US. One of my elder sisters is based in Canada and the other is in US, they also arrived on Sunday,” he added.
Born at Sansarpur village of Jalandhar district in Punjab, Kullar made his India debut in 1963 in Lyon in France. He gained fame as an inside ahead within the Indian workforce and toured a number of international locations like Belgium, England, the Netherlands, New Zealand and West Germany.
He was additionally a member of the Indian workforce that received the Asian Games gold in 1966 (Bangkok) and the Olympic Bronze in 1968 (Mexico). Balbir was additionally a part of the gold medal profitable Indian workforce in 1966 Bangkok Asian Games.
Hockey India condoled the loss of life of Kullar, who additionally served as an Indian nationwide workforce 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 send out our heartfelt condolences to his family. On behalf of Hockey India, our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Balbir Singh Kullar’s family and friends at this time of grief.”