Famous national hockey player Syed Mushtaque Ali alias Farzan Chacha, died here yesterday after a long illness. He was 57.
Ali, who was suffering from stomach cancer for a long time was a permanent member of the Sikandariya Club Bhopal.
Ali a former field hockey player was part of the Indian hockey men's national team which won the gold medal at
the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Ali played in many National Hockey Championship and was working with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and had played for it since it was formed.
Another hockey player Mujahid said that Mushtaque was recently chosen as coach for the Madhya Pradesh hockey team, but he did not take up the post due to declining health.
He was laid to rest in the city graveyard yesterday in the presence of a large number of well-wishers.