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Mohammad Shahid recovering, family claims Hockey India apathy

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Published on 2 July 2016 6:38 PM GMT

Mohammad Shahid recovering, family claims Hockey India apathy
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Varanasi: Mohammad Shahid, the junior Dhyanchand of India, is recuperating well.

The veteran Indian hockey player, famous for his dribbling skills had conversed to some of his close friends and family members on Saturday evening, regional sports officer Bhagwan Rai told Newztrack.com.

The veteran hockey wizard was admitted to Medanta hospital following complaint of liver and kidney infection.

Previously, Moscow Olympic gold medalist’s nephew and former Indian Hockey player Mohammad Nasir claimed that despite being Olympic gold medallist, a Padma Shri and Class 1 officer with the Railways, Mohd. Shahid is receiving poor treatment.

He had said that no any member of Hockey India or Indian Railways has come to inquire about his well being.

Shahid’s medical expenses are being taken care by his employers Indian Railways.

Known for his artistic stick-work, Shahid was a member of the V Baskaran led Indian team that won its last gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Shahid was also a part of the team that won silver at the Delhi Asiad in 1982 and bronze in the Seoul Asiad in 1986.

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Rajyavardhan Rathore, the minister of state for information and broadcasting has personally visited the ailing hockey legend and tweeted about it.

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