Indian Hockey legend Mohammed Shahid passes away
One of the greatest hockey players Indian has ever seen Mohammed Shahid passed away at the age of 56. He was a part of the Indian team that won gold at the Moscow Olympics in 1980. He died following severe liver and kidney failure. He was greatly responsible for popularizing the sport.
Shahid was only 19 when he burst onto the hockey scene internationally. He played the Junior World Cup against France in 1979. He was born on April 14, 1960 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and is survived by his wife Parveen Shahid and his two twin children–Mohammad Saif and Heena Shahid.
In 1981, Shahid captained India and received the prestigious Arjuna Award and in 1986, he was a recipient of the Padma Shri.
His style of play was sensational and his ability to dribble the ball and is fondly known as the genius of dribble. He has left a space in the hockey world which is now hollow and he will forever be remembered in the world of hockey as one of India's greatest.