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Monday Aug 19 2019
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Olympian Zakir Hussain passes away

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Zakir Hussain won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico and a silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. Photo: File 
 

ISLAMABAD: Olympian Zakir Hussain, former goalkeeper for Pakistan's national hockey team, passed away on Monday. He was 85. 

Zakir Hussain's funeral prayer will be held at his home town Gulshen Anwar Masjid, Jinnah Colony, Wah Cantt.

Zakir Hussain 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.

In their condolences messages, they prayed to Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to members of his bereaved family.

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