Olympic gold medallist Zakir Hussain passes away at 85

August 19, 2019

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Hussain's funeral prayers will be carried out at his home town in Wah Cantt. — APP
Hussain's funeral prayers will be carried out at his home town in Wah Cantt. — APP

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.