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Hockey Olympian Balkishan Singh passes away
December 31, 2004 19:13 IST
Olympic gold medallist and former India hockey coach Balkishan Singh died in Patiala on Friday.
The 79-year-old was part of the national team in more than one Olympics, including the gold medal winning team of 1956.
After ending his playing career, he took to coaching and under him India won the last of their eight Olympic gold medals in Moscow in 1980. He returned to the post in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.The Sports Authority of India has mourned his death and held a condolence meeting in Delhi on Friday evening to pay tributes to Balkishan, who was also a former regional director of SAI.