MournHockey legend Mohammed Shahid died on Wednesday in a Gurgaon hospital after battling kidney and liver problems. He was 56.

Shahid, one of the greatest names in Indian hockey, was part of the Indian team that clinched the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

He was battling for life after a bout of jaundice and dengue made his condition worse. He had been admitted to SSL Hospital at Banaras Hindu University with severe stomach pain on June 29.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of the legend:

PM Modi

Mamata Banerjee

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also mourned the death of former Mohammed Shahid.

In a condolence message, Yadav said Mohammed Shahid would always be remembered for his unique style of playing.

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