For last eight years he left no stones unturned to regain his lost memorabilia, which he had donated way back in 1985 to the Sports Authority of India, but Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr’s last wish to see his treasure remained unfulfilled.One of India’s greatest hockey players who won three Olympic gold medals in a stellar career, Singh died at a hospital here on Monday after battling multiple health issues for over two weeks. In August, 2015, PTI had reported about his missing memorabilia, which included an Olympic blazer, medals and rare pictures. It was donated to SAI for a proposed museum which never saw the light of day.ALSO READ: Balbir Singh Senior, a man who never let India down Singh had said then that in 1985, he had donated his medals and memorabilia to the then SAI Secretary on being told that they would be displayed in a show window’ at the then proposed National Sports Museum.With the exception of his Olympic medals and the Padma Shri award, everything else – including his captain’s Melbourne Olympic blazer, 36 medals including Tokyo Asiad (1958) silver, and over 100 rare photographs – were among the items that had been donated by… Read full this story
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