KARACHI – Pakistan’s World Cup-winning hockey goalkeeper and Olympian Mansoor Ahmed was laid to relaxation in Karachi’s Defence part 1 graveyard on Sunday.
The legendary participant’s funeral was attended by former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi, Mutahhida Quomi Movememt-Pakistan chief Amir Khan, former teammates, and Olympians Hanif Khan, Shahid Ali, Nasir Ali. Nonetheless, no authorities officers had been in attendance.
Director Common of Inter-Companies Public Relations Main Common Asif Ghafoor tweeted Chief of Military Workers Common Qamar Javed Bajwa’s condolence:
COAS expresses his grief on unhappy demise of famend nationwide hockey legend Olympian Mansoor Ahmed. Shares loss with the bereaved household.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) May 13, 2018
Mansoor Ahmed handed away in Karachi on Saturday attributable to extended ailment.
The 49-year-old had been affected by heart-related points for the previous three years and was present process remedy on the Nationwide Institute of Cardiovascular Illness in Karachi for weeks from issues stemming from a pacemaker and stents implanted in his coronary heart.
The federal government of Pakistan had reportedly provided Ahmed a mechanical coronary heart transplantation which, had he accepted, would have been the primary time the process was to be performed in Pakistan.
Nonetheless, the hockey legend had needed a extra standard and confirmed process, for which he had needed to go to India and had thus refused the supply.
Mansoor represented Pakistan in 338 worldwide matches. He took half in three Olympics, successful a bronze medal in 1992.
He was thought of one of many biggest abilities to characterize Pakistan’s hockey throughout the nation’s Golden period within the 80s.
He helped the nation win the 1994 World Cup in Sydney together with his penalty stroke save in opposition to the Netherlands within the closing.
Take a look at the Save of Legend Mansoor Ahmed within the Semi Closing of 1994 Hockey World Cup which helped Pakistan in reaching the Closing within the Finish And He Saved a Stroke in Closing As effectively … pic.twitter.com/czsZtlUiOv
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) May 12, 2018
Throughout his profession that lasted over a decade, Mansoor bagged 12 gold, 12 bronze and eight silver medals, making him one of the vital embellished hockey stars within the nation.
Along with being named the world’s finest goalkeeper on 4 events, Ahmed was bestowed with a presidential award in 1988 and the Satisfaction of Efficiency in 1994.