WION Broadband Edition: Remembering Hockey legend Balbir Singh Dosanjh

May 25, 2020, 09:25 PM(IST)

Three-time Olympic gold medalist and one of India's greatest sporting icons Balbir Singh Dosanjh passed away in Chandigarh after a prolonged illness. 

Balbir senior as he was fondly known was part of the victorious Indian hockey team that won Olympic golds in 1948, 1952 and 1956. 

Balbir senior scored 5 goals in the 1952 Olympic final against the Netherlands which remains a world record till date. WION pays tribute to a remarkable champion with sports editor Digvijay Singh Deo in conversation with IOC member and shooting legend Randhir Singh, 1980 Olympic gold medal winning hockey captain Vasudevan Bhaskaran, former Indian hockey captain Viren Rasquinha and author Amit Bose.

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