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LAHORE: Shahzada Syed Shahrukh, a former hockey Olympian who later on earned a silver medal in cycling in the Asian Games, died here on Sunday. He was 89.

The deceased who had been fighting several ailments was laid to rest at a local graveyard.

Shahzada served as vice-captain of the Indian team in the pre-partition era before making it to Pakistan hockey team which took part in the 1948 London Games.

Later on, he switched to cycling and excelled in the discipline by earning honours for the country.

His soyem will be held on Monday at 5pm at the Wireless Compound opposite to Corps Commander House, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Road.

Published in Dawn, September 7th, 2015

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