Mohammad Shahid passed away

A forum to discuss Indian hockey and the disarray it is in despite the promising new professional PHL series.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
SaniaFan
Member
Member
Posts: 810
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 8:20 pm

Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by SaniaFan » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:57 am

At the age of 56, Mohammad Shahid passed away.He was a player of rarest breed to whose hockey stick the ball would stick like a magnet. He would earn so many penalty corners in a single match against top opponents that our teams are not able to win in a complete tournament. Here is a an article on Mohammad Shahid by his former teammate.
http://m.timesofindia.com/sports/hockey ... 298206.cms

sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 23964
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI

Re: Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by sameerph » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:36 am

Yes, he was truly a great player. I remember watching him play while in school. The trio of Shahid, Mervyn Fernandes and Zafar Iqbal where a fantastic forward line during that time.

RIP, Mohammad Shahid.

User avatar
jaydeep
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 22154
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:59 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: India

Re: Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by jaydeep » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:34 pm

Sad to hear this news ... RIP Mohd. Shahid.

User avatar
Varma
Member
Member
Posts: 2370
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:49 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Irvine, CA, USA

Re: Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by Varma » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:33 pm

My all time favorite hockey player, he was the reason I wanted to play Hockey. His poster dorned my wall for most of my college years. Over the years, I heard quite of a few stories of his troubled personal life. He deserved better. 56 is too young for anyone to pass away, leave alone a supremely fit athlete. His mercurial moves are forever fetched in my memory. RIP, Shaid bhai. You will be sorely sorely missed, but never ever be forgotten.

- Varma

ssp
Member
Member
Posts: 3121
Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:11 pm

Re: Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by ssp » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:58 pm

Very sad news. 56 is way too young.

Lovely story Varma. I have mentioned Mohammed Shahid as one of our (very) few world class players in the synthetic turf era. An old style magician, the likes of which are a rarity in Indian hockey. Pakistan, too have lost this style of player. RIP

User avatar
gbelday
Member
Member
Posts: 2803
Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2003 12:44 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: NJ

Re: Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by gbelday » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:48 pm

That's terrible news! I loved watching him play. He along with Pargat, Jude, Merwyn, Zafar were so much fun to watch. We could have done so much better with better coaching though. RIP.

Rajiv
Member
Member
Posts: 2096
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2003 7:26 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Hong Kong

Re: Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by Rajiv » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:41 am

In May 1980 SportsWeek edition ( A copy of which I still have ), had on its cover a 19 year Hockey player who was named the player of the tournament in the just concluded 4 nation tournament held in Malayasia and ever since Mohamed Shahid caught my imagination , a Sportsman who was my favourite over any Tennis player or Cricketer, and for me he was the Maradona of Hockey, still have the images of him conjuring up his magical dribbiling runs leaving the opposition in a fix
With Zafar Iqbal, ML Kaushik , Merveyn Fernandes he formed a fabled forward line up unmatched by any team, What was unique he was a natural left hander and played with effortless ease a hockey stick designed for a right hander such a prodigious talent he was ,Will be sorely missed and there will never be Shahid again , shocked at his untimely departure , RIP Mohamed Shahid

User avatar
jayakris
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 23735
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2002 7:24 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Irvine, CA, USA
Contact:

Re: Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by jayakris » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:59 am

Seeing him play was like seeing Messi slice through defenders in football. Just unstoppable, with the ball seemingly glued to his stick or something. Unforgettable, some of what I saw him do in the early 80s. Just so sad to hear of him leaving like that. Jay

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 31972
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

Re: Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by PKBasu » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:21 pm

He was the last in a line of great hockey wizards from India. RIP Mohammed Shahid.

User avatar
prasen9
Member
Member
Posts: 12260
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 8:49 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: State College, PA
Contact:

Re: Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by prasen9 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:53 am

Not Dhanraj Pillay?

Huge loss. I remember being spellbound by his stick work as a child.

User avatar
Varma
Member
Member
Posts: 2370
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:49 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Irvine, CA, USA

Re: Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by Varma » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:12 am

prasen9 wrote:Not Dhanraj Pillay?

Huge loss. I remember being spellbound by his stick work as a child.
What did you mean, Prasen?

- Varma

User avatar
prasen9
Member
Member
Posts: 12260
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2003 8:49 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: State College, PA
Contact:

Re: Mohammad Shahid passed away

Post by prasen9 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:36 am

Sorry for not being clear. I was replying to PKB's statement that he was the last in a line of great hockey wizards from India. I think Dhanraj was perhaps the last. I mean Sardara was good. These things are subjective and I am fine if PKB thinks that Shahid was the last and Dhanraj or Sardara (or others whom I may be missing) were not at his level. I just wanted to check again whether he really means that or he did not really mean "last". Knowing PKB, he possibly did.

I remember Zafar Iqbal and Mohammad Shahid. Their stick-work were joys to watch even though our team was lousy wrt end-results.

Post Reply