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Ex-Pakistan hockey team captain Mansoor passes away

IANS  |  Karachi 

Pakistans former star passed away at a city hospital due to on Saturday. He was 49.

Mansoor, who played for the country from 1986 to 2000, was a member of the team that won gold at in He also won a bronze medal in the 1992

Federation (PHF) President, (rtd) and have expressed their grief over the passing away of the legendary goal-keeper.

"and the prayed to Almighty Allah to bless the departed soul with eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss," a PHF statement read.

Mansoor, a three-time Olympian, was suffering from heart ailment for the last three years. He had earlier also appealed to the to issue him the necessary visa to travel to Chennai for

Mansoor appeared in 338 internationals between 1986 and 2000. He also played three and won gold in 1990 edition.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 21:52 IST
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