Hockey India mourns death of former India junior player Sanjib Barla

Barla died in Rourkela due to COVID-19 related complications on Sunday.

Barla, who was part of the Indian junior men's camp in 2009, played for Odisha in various domestic hockey competitions.(Representative photo)-Getty Images

Hockey India on Wednesday mourned the death of former India junior player Sanjib Barla, who died in Rourkela due to COVID-19 related complications. He was 34 and died on Sunday.

Barla, who was part of the Indian junior men's camp in 2009, played for Odisha in various domestic hockey competitions. He also worked for Western Railways in Mumbai.

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"Sanjib was an integral part of the hockey circuit in Odisha and he will be deeply missed by all of us," HI President Gyanendro Ningombam said in a condolence message.

"We are extremely saddened to hear the news of his passing and we extend our deepest condolences to Sanjib's family and friends. May they have the strength to pass through this terrible time."

 

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