Olympian Naveed Alam passes away due to cancer


Lahore: Olympian and hero of the 1994 Hockey World Cup Naveed Alam passed away due to blood cancer, ARY Sports reported.

The 47-year-old Naveed was diagnosed with blood cancer at Shaukat Khanum Hospital last week where doctors estimated the treatment at Rs 4 million (40 lacs).

According to his family sources, he underwent chemotherapy last night and his health deteriorated after it. He was transferred to the intensive-care unit.

Viewing Naveed’s career, he was integral part of the national Hockey team that clinched the World Cup in Sydney in 1994. He also represented Pakistan in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

He coached Bangladesh and China Hockey team and also served as director development in the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF). He also served as head coach of the national team at the Beijing Olympics.