Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Shri Vijay Goel visited the place of residence of family members of former Hockey captain and Olympian Mohammad Shahid at Gurgaon to condole the sad demise of legendary star who died at a private hospital due to illness. Shri Goel conveyed deep sorrow and sympathies to the bereaved family members of Mohammad Shahid on behalf of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and on his own behalf.
Shri Goel said that in his death the Country has lost a legendary player. He said the life and career of Mohammad Shahid will always inspire young generation of players to perform at their best and bring laurels to the country in International events such as Olympics.
Mohammad Shahid was a legendry hockey player of his time and played at forward position. He played Olympic 1980 (Russia), won gold medal and was member of hockey team of 1984 (Los Angeles) and 1988 (Seoul). He was the captain of the team in 1986 Asian Games and won Bronze medal and in 1986 World Cup and was member of the team which won Silver in 1982 Asian Games