West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday mourned the untimely death of Indian hockey legend Mohammed Shahid. “Saddened to hear about the passing of great hockey player Mohammad Shahid. One of India’s greatest sportsmen. Condolences to his family, friends,” Banerjee said in a tweet. Shahid, who was being treated in a private hospital in Gurugram, passed away on Thursday due to multiple organ failure.
The 56-year-old was admitted to the hospital earlier this month after a bout of jaundice and dengue made his condition worse. He was airlifted from Varanasi. Shahid was a member of the team that won gold at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.