Olympian Manzoor Hussain, known as Manzoor Jr., passed away here at a private hospital after cardiac arrest on Monday. 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.
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.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 29, 2022
DG ISPR tweeted, 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.
Manzoor Hussain Junior was moved to the emergency clinic, recently, after his medical issue disintegrated.
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President, Brig. (R) Muhammad Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, and General Secretary, Haider Hussain, gave their sympathies after Maznoor’s passing.
The shining star of Pak Hockey, the legendary Olympian Manzoor Hussain Jr. has passed away.
PHF President Brig. (Retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar & Sec. Gen. Haider Hussain has expressed deep sorrow over the death of Chairman Selection Committee & hockey legend Olympian Manzoor Jr. pic.twitter.com/gu21Ef0zmZ
— Pakistan Hockey (PHF) (@PHFOfficial) August 29, 2022
The 63-year-old was at present filling in as the executive of the PHF Selection Committee.
The striker showed up for Pakistan, where he indented up 86 objectives. He was likewise given the Pride of Performance Award in 1984 by the Pakistan Government.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk