'Role models such as him come very rarely', Twitter pays homage to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr on his demise

As Balbir Singh Sr passed away on Monday, some prominent sports personalities took to Twitter to pay homage to the hockey legend.

FP Sports May 25, 2020 14:42:39 IST
'Role models such as him come very rarely', Twitter pays homage to hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr on his demise

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.

He was in a semi-comatose state since 18 May and had developed a blood clot in his brain after being first admitted to the hospital for bronchial pneumonia with high fever.

Balbir Sr was hospitalised after experiencing high fever and suffered three cardiac arrests during the course of his treatment.

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:

With inputs from PTI

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