Olympic gold medallist Zakir Hussain passes away


Staff Reporter


Olympian and former goalkeeper of the national hockey team Zakir Hussain passed away on Monday at the age of 85.
Hussain’s funeral prayers will be held in his home town Gulshen Anwar Masjid, Jinnah Colony, Wah Cantt.
The veteran player won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico and a silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.
President of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Brig (Retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary PHF Muhammad Asif Bajwa have expressed deep grief on the death of legendary Olympian.
President, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), Brig. (Retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, Secretary, Muhammad Asif Bajwa and the entire PHF family have expressed their deepest sympathies on the sad demise of former legendary Olympian goal keeper Zakir Hussain.
Zakir, 85 who passed away today (Monday) in Wah Cantt, represented the country in 1968 Olympic in Mexico where the team won the gold medal. He was part of the Pak team which won silver medal in 1956 Olympics in Melbourne.
The PHF officials prayed to Allah Almighty that the departed soul may rest in eternal peace.
‘May Allah Almighty grant the bereaved family member courage and strength to bear this huge loss with fortitude’, they said in a condolence message here to the bereaved family.
A former member of the HWC, Zakir Hussain Syed, whom members will remember for his incisive comments on hockey in general and Pakistani hockey in particular, has passed away very recently.

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