Former Indian women hockey captain Shashi Bala and her son Agrim Thakur died in a road accident at the Ropar-Nawanshahr-Phagwara area of National Highway 344-A in Punjab on 21 June 2015.
45-year-old Bala made her international debut in 1987 and captained national hockey team during the 1997 FIH Women World Cup Qualifier held in Harare, Zimbabwe.
She was a member of the national team in the 1998 FIH World Cup in the Netherlands.
After retirement, she coached Indian Railways hockey team and later became a selector of Hockey Punjab.
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