Former hockey Olympian Naveed Alam passes away

By: News Desk      Published: 02:20 PM, 13 Jul, 2021
Former hockey Olympian Naveed Alam passes away
File photo of Naveed Alam.

Former hockey Olympian and gold medallist of 1994 World Cup team Naveed Alam breathed his last in Lahore on Tuesday. He was 48, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Naveed Alam had been diagnosed with blood cancer earlier this month.

Confirming the tragic news, Alam’s daughter said her father underwent chemotherapy at Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Lahore Monday night and later his health deteriorated.

He was transferred to the intensive-care unit after his health deteriorated, his daughter said.

His family had revealed earlier this month that the former sportsman was feeling unwell for several days and went to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital where doctors learned of his illness.

Alam had appealed to the federal and provincial governments for assistance and provide necessary aid for his treatment, which was estimated to cost four million rupees.

Members of the Olympian Forum, in which the 47-year-old was an active member of, were arranging funds. 

The 1996 Summer Olympics participant coached the teams of Pakistan, China and Bangladesh.