Three-time Olympic gold medalist Balbir Singh Sr is still on ventilator support
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Balbir Singh Sr is still on ventilator support

The health condition of veteran Indian hockey player and three-time Olympic gold medalist Balbir Singh Sr. remains stable and is still kept on ventilator. The 95-year-old veteran was admitted to the Fortis Hospital in Mohali last Friday. He also suffered a heart attack twice on Wednesday morning and since then his condition has remained stable.

Balbir Sr.'s grandson Kabir told 'Bhasha' that Nanaji had a heart attack twice on Wednesday morning, but his condition did not deteriorate after that. However, his condition is still critical and he is kept on ventilator. He said that he is still kept in ICU. Doctors are constantly assessing their condition. Balbir Sr. was taken to a private hospital from his residence on Friday due to deteriorating health. He lives with his daughter Sushbir and Kabir.

Last year, the hospital was 108 days: In January last year, Balbir Sr. was discharged from PGIMER after spending 108 days in the hospital. He was undergoing treatment for pneumonia in this hospital. He was instrumental in winning India's gold medals in the Olympics in London (1948), Helsinki (1952) and Melbourne (1956). He scored five goals in a 6–1 win against Netherland in the Helsinki Olympics and the record is still intact. He was also the manager of the 1975 World Cup-winning Indian hockey team.

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