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Hockey legend Mohammed Shahid dies aged 56

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 12:18 IST

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Legendary Indian hockey player Mohammed Shahid, who was battling severe liver and kidney ailments, has passed away at a Gurgaon hospital. He was 56.

Shahid, a member of the Indian team that won a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, had been admitted to the Medanta Hospital after being airlifted from Varanasi due to worsening health condition in the last week of June.

The Hockey legend's health condition had deteriorated further as he slipped into coma late Tuesday night and was put on the ventilator as last ditch effort.

Acclaimed for his dribbling skills, the ex-striker was also a part of the national team that won silver in the Delhi Asiad in 1982, and bronze in Seoul four years later.

He was conferred the Arjuna Award in 1981 and the Padma Shri in 1986.

Sports Ministry had announced a medical grant of Rs 10 lakh for him and the Indian Railways, his employers, had also declared that they would pay for his medical expenses. (ANI)