Mohammad Shahid, Indian hockey Olympic gold medallist, passes away


Indian hockey legend Mohammad Shahid, who was being treated in a private hospital in Gurgaon, passed away today due to multiple organ failure.

The 56-year-old legend was admitted to Medanta – the Medicity – earlier this month after a bout of jaundice and dengue made his condition worse. He was airlifted from Varanasi.

About Mohammad Shahid

Known for his dribbling skills, Shahid is considered one of India’s great 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. He was awarded Arjuna Award in 1980–1981 and Padma Shri in 1986. Later, he became a sports officer with the Indian Railways in Varanasi.

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