Sports ministry announces grant of Rs 10 lakh for hockey legend Mohammad Shahid


The Union Sports minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for ailing Olympic gold medallist Mohammed Shahid, who is undergoing treatment for serious liver and kidney ailment at Medanta Medicity in Gurgaon.

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“All medical expenses for Md Shahid reimbursed + Rs 10L from @YASMinistry at immediate disposal for overhead expenses,” sports minister Jitendra Singh tweeted after paying a visit to the ailing hockey legend.


Dr Singh, who himself is a diabetologist also tweeted about the diagnosis done by the visiting doctors.

 “Discussed Md. Shahid case with attending doctors. Suffering from Hepatic Failure with Hepato-renal syndrome,” he also tweeted.
Shahid’s medical expenses are being taken care by his employers Indian Railways.

Known for his artistic stickwork, 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.