Jahangir Butt passes away at the age of 78

Suhaib Ahmed

08th Sep, 2021. 09:03 pm
Jahangir Butt passes away at the age of 78

Former Hockey Olympian Jahangir Butt died at the age of 78, informed the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF).

He died due to old age.

Jahangir was working in Pakistan Customs after getting retired from hockey.

He represented Pakistan in the Olympics of 1968 and 1972 and won a gold medal in 1968 and a silver medal in 1972.

He also won a silver medal in the Asian Games 1966 and a gold medal in the Asian Games 1970.

PHF president Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary Asif Bajwa expressed disappointment over the death of another hockey legend.

Earlier in November former Olympian and captain of the national hockey team, Abdul Rasheed Junior died.

Hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rasheed Junior produced many brilliant field hockey players for Pakistan. With three Olympic medals to his credit, his career remained full of numerous achievements as a brilliant hockey player.

Moreover, Rasheed had won the 1971 world championships in Spain.

He then bagged the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico and went on to win the silver and bronze medals in the 1972 and 1976 games in Germany and Canada respectively.

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