Mohammed Shahid: India’s Hockey Legend Passes Away At 56
A file photo of Mohammed Shahid. (Getty Images)
Legendary Indian hockey player Mohammed Shahid, who was part of the team that won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, died at a Gurgaon hospital on Wednesday following his battle with a severe liver condition.
He was in the Intensive Care Unit for a number of days but had slipped into coma on Tuesday night. Known for his dribbling skills, Shahid is considered one of India's greatest hockey players.
He was also a part of the national team that won a silver medal in the Delhi Asiad in 1982, and bronze in the Seoul Asiad in 1986.
Shahid is survived by his wife Parveen Shahid and twin children Mohammad Saif and Heena Shahid.
The sports ministry had earlier this month announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for ailing hockey champion. His medical expenses were being taken care by his employers Indian Railways.