The three-time Olympic gold medallist was in a semi-comatose state since 18 May and had developed a blood clot in his mind after being first admitted to the hospital for bronchial pneumonia with excessive fever.
One of the nation’s most achieved athletes, the long-lasting centre-forward was the one Indian amongst 16 legends chosen by the International Olympic Committee throughout fashionable Olympic historical past. His world file for many targets scored by a person within the males’s hockey last of the Olympics nonetheless stays unbeaten.
The sporting world woke as much as the unhappy information and moaned the lack of the long-lasting hockey participant. Here are a number of the reactions: