Former vice-president of Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), Balraj Aher passed away at a private hospital here after a brief illness, family sources said on Sunday.
He was 79 when he breathed his last on Saturday night.
Aher was vice-president during the regime of IHF president KPS Gill, and was also once manager of Indian Hockey team for an international tournament.
He was president of Vidarbha Hockey Association for a long time.
He is survived by wife and two sons.