Hockey le­gend passes away, tributes pour in

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Press Trust of In­dia ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­times.com Mo­ham­mad Shahid

In­dian hockey le­gend Mo­ham­mad Shahid, known for his wiz­ardly stick work dur­ing his play­ing days, passed away on Wed­nes­day ow­ing to mul­ti­ple or­gan fail­ure in a pri­vate hos­pi­tal in Gur­gaon.

The 56-year-old great was ad­mit­ted ear­lier this month af­ter a bout of jaun­dice and dengue made his con­di­tion worse. He was air­lifted from Varanasi.

“He breathed his last at 10:45 this morn­ing. It was mul­ti­ple or­gan fail­ure that led to his pass­ing away. He will be taken to Varanasi and last rites will be per­formed there,” Shahid’s son, Mo­hammed Saif, said.

Known for his bril­liant drib­bling skills, Shahid was con­sid­ered one of In­dia’s great­est hockey play­ers. He was a mem­ber of the V Baskaran-led In­dian team that won a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. He was also a part of the na­tional team that won a sil­ver medal at the Delhi Asian Games in 1982 and bronze in the Seoul Asiad in 1986.

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