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Olympian Naveed Alam loses battle with cancer aged 47

A sad day for Pakistan Hockey!

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Olympian Naveed Alam loses battle with cancer aged 47!

Former Pakistan hockey player Naveed Alam passed away in Lahore on Tuesday, his family confirmed.

His daughter said Alam’s health deteriorated last night as he underwent chemotherapy at Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Lahore.

He was transferred to the intensive-care unit after his health deteriorated, she added.

His funeral prayers will be offered at 10 pm tonight, at Company Bagh in Sheikhupura, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) confirmed.

PHF Secretary-General Asif Bajwa, Manzoor Junior, Asif Naz, and Khawaja Junaid will attend the funeral prayers, PHF’s statement read.

Naveed Alam was diagnosed with blood cancer earlier this month when he was admitted to SKH after being severely ill.

Alam, a member of the winning team of the 1994 World Cup, and had also served as Pakistan’s hockey team manager at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

Condolence messages and tributes continue to pour in on social media on his sad demise.



The 1996 Summer Olympics participant remained caught up in a legal battle over the PHF elections in which Qasim Zia and Asif Bajwa were elected as president and secretary, respectively.

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) had also appointed Alam as director of development and domestic in 2016.

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