Mohammed Shahid, one of the greatest names in Indian hockey and part of the team that won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, has died at a Gurgaon hospital owing to a severe liver condition and kidney failure. He was 56.
On June 29, Shahid, whose abilities as a forward during the 1980s marked him out as an exceptional talent, had been admitted to SSL Hospital at Banaras Hindu University with severe stomach pain.
With his health deteriorating, he was flown to New Delhi and admitted at Gurgaon's Medanta Medicity hospital. Three weeks later, on July 20 he passed away.
He is survived by his wife Parveen Shahid and twin children Mohammad Saif and Heena Shahid.