Jasdev Singh, a famous commentator known to be the voice of Indian hockey, passed away on September 25, 2018, after a prolonged illness. Jasdev Singh was 87 and his family has a son and daughter.
In the 70s and 80s on television, Jasdev Singh along with Ravi Chaturvedi and Sushil Doshi were well-known names for sports lovers in the game of broadcasting in the 70s and 80s. Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has condoled his death.
Jasdev Singh, who was the best commentator, passed away. He is one of the best commentators of AIR and Doordarshan. He had narrated the eyes of nine Olympics, six Asian games and countless times Independence Day and Republic Day broadcast.
Jasdev Singh was a regular commentator in the Olympic Games while Ravi Chaturvedi and Sushil Doshi were mainly in the cricket commentary.
He made a commentary in the nine sessions of the Olympics from Helsinki (1968) to Melbourne (2000).
The former chief of the Olympic Council Juan Antonio Samarpan honored him with the 'Olympic Order' to promote these games at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
He had commentary on the Asian Games six times and the same time in the Hockey World Cup.
He had observed the eyes of the Republic Day from 1963 to 48 years. Jasdev Singh was honored with Padma Shri in 1985 and Padma Bhushan in 2008.