Former India hockey player Raghbir Bhola passes away

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New Delhi: Former India hockey player Raghbir Singh Bhola, a two-time Olympic medallist, has passed away aged 92, his family said Tuesday.

Bhola, who breathed his last on Monday, represented India in the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympics, winning a gold and silver medals respectively for the country.

He is survived by his wife Kamla Bhola, three daughters and three grandsons.

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) took to twitter to offer its condolences.

“With heavy heart @ioaindia express condolences on the passing of Hockey legend R. S. Bhola. Two time #Olympic medallist, Arjuna awardee and a passionate field hockey player, R. S. Bhola breathed his last today. Our thoughts and prayers to family and friends. #RIP,” IOA wrote on its twitter handle.