Former Olympian Naveed Alam dies of blood cancer
Posted On July 13, 2021
Former hockey Olympian Naveed Alam died of blood cancer, Geo News reported on Tuesday. He was 47 years old
Alam, a member of the 1994 World Cup winning team, was diagnosed with blood cancer earlier this month.
His daughter said he underwent chemotherapy at Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore last night and his health deteriorated after that.
He was transferred to the intensive care unit after his condition deteriorated, his daughter said.
His family revealed earlier this month that the former athlete had been feeling unwell for several days and went to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital where doctors learned of his illness.
The Punjab CM assured that the cost of Alam’s treatment would be covered by the Punjab government.
The 1996 Summer Olympics participant coached teams from Pakistan, China and Bangladesh.