Mohammed Shahid: Twitterati Pay Tribute to the Hockey Wizard
A file photo of Mohammed Shahid. (Getty Images)
There was an outpour of emotion on social media as the news of hockey legend Mohammed Shahid passing away reached the sports fraternity and fans in the country.
Shahid was part of the team that won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and was also a member of the team that won a silver medal in the Delhi Asiad in 1982 and bronze in the Seoul Asiad in 1986.
Here is how twitter reacted to the tragic death of the legend:
In the untimely & unfortunate demise of Mohammed Shahid, India has lost a talented sportsman who played with immense passion & vigour.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 20, 2016
In Mohammad Shahid, we have lost one of the legends of world hockey.
Condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/KWWbq6nFwy
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 20, 2016
Mohammed Shahid, dazzling hockey forward, breathes his last. RIP
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 20, 2016
We have lost our hockey legend, Mohammed Shahid today. My condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) July 20, 2016
— sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) July 13, 2016
For the generation that wasn't around, Mohd Shahid was a dazzling forward. One of India's finest.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 20, 2016
Pained nd saddened by da death of Md.Shahid.Despite our best efforts,we cud nt save him.May God give his family da strength 2 bear this loss
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) July 20, 2016
Saddened by demise of Indian hockey legend Mohammed Shahid ji. Condolences to the bereaved family & fans of the distinguished sportsman.
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) July 20, 2016
— C R Paatil (@CRPaatil) July 20, 2016