Zakir Hussain

Former Olympian Zakir Hussain has passed away at the age of 85. Hussain was the former goalkeeper for Pakistan’s national hockey team. He took his last breath on Monday.

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

Hussain won a gold medal for Pakistan at the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico as well as a silver in 1956 at the Summer Olympics hosted in Melbourne.

Pakistan has lost yet another gem who has now been laid to rest. Both President of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Brig (Retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary PHF Muhammad Asif Bajwa expressed grief on the death of the legendary sportsman.

They gave messages of condolence to the family of the Olympian and told them to have patience during this difficult time.

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