Sports News

Former Hockey Olympian Jahangir Butt passes away at 78

He hoisted the Pakistani flag at the 1968 Mexico Olympics and won a gold medal.

Jahangir Butt passes awayJahangir Butt passes away at 78 | OyeYeah News
Views

Former Hockey Olympian Jahangir Butt passed away on Tuesday aged 78.

As being reported, was not feeling well for the past few days.

Butt represented Pakistan in Field Hockey in two Olympic Games.

He hoisted the Pakistani flag at the 1968 Mexico Olympics and won a gold medal.

Born on 17 April 1943 in Gujranwala., Butt won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and a silver medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

Jahangir Butt also won a silver medal for Pakistan at the 1966 Asian Games in Bangkok, and a gold medal for Pakistan at the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok.

 

President of Pakistan Hockey Federation Brigadier Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary General Asif Bajwa have expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of Olympian Jahangir Butt and prayed that Allah may elevate the status of the deceased and grant Sabar Jameel to his family.

Olympian Jahangir Butt remained associated with the Pakistan Customs Department in his professional life and retired as Superintendent of Customs.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.