Hockey great Mansoor Ahmed passes away

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    Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi announced on Monday that he will pay for the medical treatment of former hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed.

    “Shahid Afridi Foundation will bear all expenses of Mansoor’s treatment and won’t let him down,” Afridi said.

    The former hockey goalkeeper has been suffering from a heart ailment for the last month and has been advised by doctors to travel abroad for treatment.

    According to information available with Geo News, Ahmed’s heart is functioning at 20 percent. His other organs have also started failing.

    The goalie who was admitted in the ICU for 18 days had part of his medical bill paid by the customs (Rs500,000) and the remaining amount (Rs1 million) by the Pakistan Hockey Federation.

    Earlier during an interview, Ahmed had appealed to the prime minister to pay for his treatment.

    Ahmed is best remembered for saving the last penalty in the final of the 1994 Hockey World Cup against Netherlands, securing the win for Pakistan.

    https://www.geo.tv/latest/187090-shahid-afridi-announces-to-pay-for-mansoor-ahmeds-treatment
     
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    Amazing gesture from Afridi. Praying for a speedy recovery to Mansoor Ahmed.
     
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    Great stuff mA may Allah swt bless them both Ameen
     
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    Mansoor Ahmed: A hero in life and death…..

    Ex-goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed was a rock in goal post but for the past few months he was lying on the bed, fighting for his life. On Saturday afternoon he lost the ‘match of his life.’

    For someone who broke many a hearts with his subtle and brave goal-keeping. Mansoor was fighting the battle of a weakened heart. He had a pacemaker planted into his heart a few years back and seven stents but since last month he was complaining of various problems. His lungs had malfunctioned. He was rushed to National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) where doctors had diagnosed a heart transplant.

    “I am sure with a heart-transplant I will be a newly charged person, Mansoor told me on April 28. I tweeted an appeal and did a story. The response from across the border was overwhelming. FORTIS hospital offered a free heart transplant in Chennai and Mumbai. But doctors had warned Mansoor would not be able to travel. Yet he was very optimistic. Last Saturday he took my hand in his hands and took a promise. ‘Will you be able to get me visa to India and get me a new heart,’ he pleaded. I promised, little did I know that he doesn’t have Extra Time in the ‘match of his life.”

    Mansoor was a friend of friends. A very kind person, straightforward, lively and adorable to the core. He will be missed, dearly. Mansoor was expressive and vocal, for it was not in his nature to accept any wrong behavior and that’s why he played on his terms. A 238 match career was as glittering, as it was memorable. He won medals at the Asian Games, World Cup and the Champions trophy. An Olympic medal eluded him and the closest he came was in 1992 when Pakistan won a bronze.

    Mansoor was a brave goal-keeper. He won many a matches for Pakistan through his brave and agile goal-keeping, the most prominent being the final of 1994 World Cup Hockey in Sydney. The scenes are still etched in our memories. Our famous commentator Farooq Mazhar on television, “Mansoor ready, Richarad Delmee is also ready to take the final push, Delmee pushes, Mansoor saves…… Pakistan has won the World Cup.”

    The worst phase of Mansoor’s life was a court case against him in early 2002. He was jailed on a silver theft case in Pakistan Customs warehouse, a charge he always denied. Even in jail he remained lively, always saying that why should he feel remorseful for something he had never done? But that jail term demoralized him and his health suffered since then.

    Mansoor did try his hand at coaching and groomed a few goal-keepers. He wanted to return to the country what he gained from it but his life was short. He will always be remembered for his brilliant and adamant goal-keeping.

    Mansoor was a hero to the core and he died as a hero…..

    https://arynews.tv/en/mansoor-ahmed-a-hero-in-life-and-death/
     
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    Innah Lillahi Wainnah Ilahi Rajioun
     

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