Mohammad Shahid (1960-2016)

Shahid's attacking partnership on the field with Zafar Iqbal was well known. Here he is seen with Zafar Iqbal and V. Baskaran. He captained the Indian team during 1985-86. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Shahid gets past an opponent in the match between India and Soviet Union (USSR) in Bombay on January 11, 1982. Photo; The Hindu Archives
Shahid's skill and ability earned him a place in the Asian All-Star team in 1986. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Shahid was known for his speed, dribbling ability, and powerful push passes. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Shahid made his debut in the senior team in a four-nation tournament in Kuala Lumpur in 1979. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Mohammad Shahid made his first appearance for India in the junior team in 1979 at the Junior World Cup in France. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Shahid was instrumental in India winning 3-2 against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the Esanda World Hockey Tournament at the Victoria Hockey Centre in Melbourne on December 18, 1982. Photo: The Hindu Archives
This picture shows Mohammad Shahid with other team members on their return to New Delhi after their gold medal winning feat at 1980 Moscow Olympics. Photo: The Hindu Archives
The gold medal winning team of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Shahid was a former field hockey player from India. He is considered to be one of India's best to have played the game and was known for his dribbling skills. He was a member of the Indian team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.


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