India offers free heart surgery to Olympian Mansoor Ahmed

India offers free heart surgery to Olympian Mansoor Ahmed

A private hospital in India has offered free heart transplant surgery to ailing Pakistani hockey legend Mansoor Ahmed.

The Chennai Hockey Association volunteered help, and leading surgeons in Chennai (India) confirmed they have been contacted by his doctors.

According to Indian media report, the hospital has offered to register him for the transplant less than a week after the 49-year-old, Mansoor made an appeal to the Indian government to grant him the visa on medical grounds.

“I may have broken a lot of Indian hearts on the field of play by beating India in the Indira Gandhi Cup (1989) and in other events but that was sport,” Mansoor told.“Now I need a heart transplant in India and for that I need support from the Indian government.”

The legendary goalkeeper has been suffering for weeks from complications stemming from a pacemaker and stents implanted in his heart.

Mansoor has played 338 international matches for Pakistan, participated in three Olympics and various other high-profile events in a career spanning from 1986 to 2000.