Punjab CM Amarinder Singh gives Rs 5 lakh for hockey legend Balbir Singh's treatment
The cheque was on Wednesday handed over by Director Sports Amrit Kaur Gill to the maternal grandson Kabir Singh
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has released an amount of Rs 5 lakh as assistant for the treatment of triple Olympic gold medallist hockey legend and Olympian Balbir Singh Senior, who is undergoing treatment at PGI in Chandigarh.
The cheque was on Wednesday handed over by Director Sports Amrit Kaur Gill to the maternal grandson Kabir Singh.
Balbir Singh, 94, won three Olympic gold medals at the London Olympics in 1948, Helsinki Olympics in 1952 and Melbourne Olympics in 1956. He was the captain of the Indian hockey team in 1956 Olympic Games and the flag bearer of the Indian Olympic contingent. He was the Manager of the 1975 World Cup winning team.
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