West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday mourned the untimely death of hockey legend Mohammed Shahid.
“Saddened to hear about the passing of great hockey player Mohd Shahid. One of India’s greatest sportsmen. Condolences to his family, friends,” Banerjee said in a tweet.
The hockey wizard passed away battling kidney and liver problems at a Gurgaon hospital on Wednesday morning. He was 56.
He was part of the Indian hockey team that clinched the gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
The former national captain was battling for life after a bout of jaundice, and dengue made his condition worse.
Earlier this month, the former star forward was airlifted from Varanasi and admitted to the Gurgaon hospital.