India's greatest Hockey player Mohammad Shahid, who was suffering from cancer, passed away on Wednesday morning following multiple organ failure.
He was admitted at a private hospital in Gurgaon. News Agency PTI quoted a source confirming his death.
"Yes, he is no more. He suffered multiple organ failure this morning. It's a sad news," a source told PTI.
After being diagnosed with jaundice and dengue, he was airlifted from Varanasi and shifted to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon.
Known for his dribbling skills, Shahid was considered one of India's greatest hockey players. He was a member of the V Baskaran-led Indian team that won a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
He was also a part of the national team that won a silver medal at the Delhi Asian Games in 1982 and bronze in the Seoul Asiad in 1986.
(with PTI inputs)