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India’s former hockey captain Mohammad Shahid, admitted for a possible liver transplant

Last week, Union sports minister Dr Jitendra Singh announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for Shahid, who also brought an Olympic gold medal for India in 1980. Also, railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced that Railways, where Shahid works, will bear the cost of his treatment.

other sports Updated: Jul 06, 2016 15:51 IST
HT Correspondent
Mohammad Shahid (R) is admitted at the Medanta - the Medicity and might have to undergo a liver transplant.
Mohammad Shahid (R) is admitted at the Medanta - the Medicity and might have to undergo a liver transplant. (HT)

Former national Hockey team captain Mohammad Shahid, admitted at Medanta - the Medicity, might have to undergo a liver transplant.

Bur before that, the 56-year-old legend, who was admitted to the hospital last Wednesday, will have to recover from the kidney ailment. He is undergoing treatment at the hospital for liver and kidney ailment.

“Doctors have told us that he might need a liver transplant. We have been asked to suggest the name of the donor. But it will take 15-20 days till his kidney starts functioning properly,” said Mohammad Saif, Shahid’s son, who is a student at Varanasi’s DAV College.

Last week, Union sports minister Dr Jitendra Singh announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for Shahid, who also brought an Olympic gold medal for India in 1980. Also, railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced that Railways, where Shahid works, will bear the cost of his treatment.

Known for his dribbling skills, Shahid is considered one of India’s great hockey players. He was a member of the V Baskaran team and also led the 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 Asiad in 1982 and bronze in the Seoul Asiad in 1986.

He was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 1981 and awarded Padma Shri in 1986. He is posted at the Diesel Loco Works factory in Varanasi since 1996.

Shahid had complained of stomach ache in Varanasi after which he was rushed to Sir Sunder Lal (SSL) Hospital in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) for a check-up last week. He has been recovering from jaundice over the past month and was shifted from Varanasi to Medanta last Wednesday.