Renowned Olympian and a member of Pakistan’s winning team in the 1994 Hockey World Cup, Naveed Alam, passed away at the age of 47, after a battle with cancer on Monday, his family said.
Alam, who was recently diagnosed with blood cancer, underwent chemotherapy in Lahore, after which his condition deteriorated. He was immediately moved to a hospital where he passed away.
Alam had also served as Pakistan’s hockey team manager at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Former player served as the head coach of Bangladesh national team and also worked as Director Domestic of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF).
PHF president Brigadier (Retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, Secretary Olympian Asif Bajwa, and other former players expressed grief over the demise of Naveed Alam.