The Authorities of Punjab introduced on Monday that the Mohali worldwide hockey stadium will likely be devoted to Padma Shri Balbir Singh Senior, who died final yr on Might 25 after battling a number of well being points. Final yr, he was cremated right here with full state honours and the Punjab Sports activities Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi had declared that the Mohali stadium will likely be renamed after the legendary participant. A yr later, the federal government has introduced that the formal ceremony will happen on Tuesday.
“Mohali Worldwide Hockey Stadium will likely be devoted to Padma Shri @BalbirSenior in a proper tribute ceremony on the Hockey Stadium on Might 25 on the demise anniversary of legendary sports activities individual,” The Government of Punjab Twitter handle said.
Mohali International Hockey Stadium will be dedicated to Padma Shri @BalbirSenior in a formal tribute ceremony at the Hockey Stadium on May 25 on the death anniversary of legendary sports person.— Government of Punjab (@PunjabGovtIndia) May 24, 2021
The legendary centre-forward is survived by his daughter Sushbir and three sons — Kanwalbir, Karanbir, and Gurbir. His sons are settled in Canada and he lived here with his daughter Sushbir and grandson Kabir. Sushbir, along with close relatives, was present at the funeral last year.