Olympian, legendary Hockey player Mansoor Ahmed laid to rest in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan’s World Cup winning hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed was laid to rest in Karachi on Sunday.

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Former captain Shahid Afridi, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Amir Khan and hockey star Islahuddin have attended the funeral prayer of late Olympian.

Mansoor was passed away on Saturday after prolonged illness. He was 49.

His health had deteriorated since the past few days, and he was put on life support earlier today after his lungs and heart had stopped functioning well.

The hockey legend, who was known as the 1994 World Cup hero for Pakistan, had been suffering from heart ailment for the past three years and was under treatment at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi.

According to Newsone, doctors had earlier placed Ahmed on life support as his lungs and heart were not functioning well otherwise.

The hockey legend was suffering from heart ailment for the past three years and is currently undergoing treatment at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease.

Last month the hockey legend had said he wanted his surgery to be done in India as the facilities there were better than those offered in any other country.

However, the hockey legend was said to be cautious of the surgery in Pakistan as it would be the first of its kind in the country.

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