Olympian Zakir Hussain passes away at 85 | Pakistan Today

Olympian Zakir Hussain passes away at 85

ISLAMABAD: Olympian and former goalkeeper of the national hockey team Zakir Hussain passed away on Monday at the age of 85.

Hussain’s funeral prayers will be held in his home town Gulshan Anwar Masjid, Jinnah Colony, Wah Cantt.

The veteran player won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico and a silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.

Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Brigadier (retd.) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary Muhammad Asif Bajwa have expressed deep grief on the death of legendary Olympian.