Abdul Waheed Khan, a former hockey Olympian, died in Karachi at the age of 85.
Waheed was taken to a hospital on Monday morning when his condition deteriorated, according to details. He, on the other hand, died even before arriving at the hospital. On Tuesday, he will be laid to rest.
Waheed was a center forward for Pakistan. He was a member of the squad that won Pakistan’s first Olympic medal by defeating India in the 1960 Rome Games final. On that historic day, Waheed scored the game’s first goal.
Waheed also served as the Green-Shirts’ coach and manager. He was the manager of the Argentina team that won the 1978 World Cup.
In addition, he won a gold medal for Pakistan at the Asian Games in Tokyo in 1958, defeating arch-rival India in the final. He was also a member of the Pakistani squad that won the gold medal at the Asian Games.
President of the Pakistan Hockey Federation Brig (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, secretary Olympian Asif Bajwa, KHA secretary Haider Hussain, and other former hockey stars expressed their sorrow and said prayers for Waheed.