Jasdev Singh

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The President, Pratibha Patil, presenting the Padma Bhushan award to Jasdev Singh at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 10 May 2008

Jasdev Singh (1930/31 – 25 September 2018) was an Indian sports commentator. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1985 and Padma Bhushan in 2008. He died on 25 September 2018.[1][2][3] He was also an official commentator on Independence Day, and Republic Day parade broadcasts from 1963 for state-run media, Doordarshan and also All India Radio. He joined All Indian Radio Jaipur in 1955, and moved to Delhi eight years, thereafter he joined Doordarshan, where he worked for over 35 years.[4][5][6]

Over the years, he covered nine Olympics, eight hockey World Cups and six Asian Games, and was awarded the Olympic Order, the highest award of the Olympic movement, by Juan Antonio Samaranch, IOC president.[4][7][8]


  1. ^ Renowned commentator Jasdev Singh dies at 87
  2. ^ "For the 47th time, his familiar voice will take you through the R-Day parade — Thaindian News". Thaindian.com. 25 January 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Padma Bhushan Awardees". Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Archived from the original on 5 June 2009.
  4. ^ a b "A voice that continues to charm..." The Hindu. 5 May 2008.
  5. ^ "Listen to a familiar voice". The Hindu. 24 August 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011.
  6. ^ "DD, AIR go blank as 38,000 staffers strike". The Times of India. 24 November 2010. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012.
  7. ^ "OLYMPICS 2016: To Bid Or Not To Bid". Financial Express. 28 December 2003.
  8. ^ "OC's slight hurts legendary commentator". The Times of India. 17 October 2010. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012.