Monday August 29, 2022

COAS, PM Grieved Over Death Of Olympian Manzoor Hussain

Rawalpindi: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, COAS is deeply grieved on the sad demise of hockey legend and a personal friend Olympian Manzoor Hussain, Junior.

“May Allah bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen.” COAS.

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif also expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the death of Pakistan Hockey team legend and former Olympian Manzoor Hussain junior.

In his condolence message, the prime minister prayed for the high ranks of the departed soul and for the bereaved family to bear the loss with equanimity.

He said that late Manzoor Junior, gold medalist of the national hockey team, had been the pride of the nation and his contributions for the game of hockey were unforgettable.

Olympian Manzoor Hussain, known as Manzoor Jr., had passed away at a private hospital in Lahore after cardiac arrest today. He was 64.

Manzoor Junior, former captain Pakistan Hockey team, was part of the team which won bronze and gold in the 1976 and 1984 Olympics respectively.

The forward who made a name for himself through exceptional stick work was part of the hockey teams which won glory for the country in the 1978 and 1982 hockey World Cups.

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