Balbir Singh Snr in 1957. He passed away on May 25 at the age of 95. Photo: Ringo Dosanjh Balbir Singh Snr in 1957. He passed away on May 25 at the age of 95. Photo: Ringo Dosanjh
Balbir Singh Snr in 1957. He passed away on May 25 at the age of 95. Photo: Ringo Dosanjh

Balbir Singh Snr (1923-2020): Sikh Olympian’s legacy remains marred as Hindu nationalism wiped him from India’s sporting history

  • Field hockey star endured racism, subjugation and death threats, all within his own country, even as he won three gold medals after India’s partition
  • Singh, who passed away on May 25, was also a Canadian citizen who has been replaced in Indian folklore by Hindu Dhyan Chand

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Balbir Singh Snr in 1957. He passed away on May 25 at the age of 95. Photo: Ringo Dosanjh Balbir Singh Snr in 1957. He passed away on May 25 at the age of 95. Photo: Ringo Dosanjh
Balbir Singh Snr in 1957. He passed away on May 25 at the age of 95. Photo: Ringo Dosanjh
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