Naveed Alam, a former hockey Olympian and member of the World Cup-winning team in 1994, died on Tuesday, according to his daughter.
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Alam was diagnosed with blood cancer just a few weeks ago.
His daughter stated he had chemotherapy last night at Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore and that his health has deteriorated as a result and he was sent to the intensive-care unit where he died later.
His family stated earlier this month that he had been sick for several days and had gone to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, where physicians discovered his condition.
Alam had pleaded with the federal and provincial governments to take notice of his situation and provide financial assistance for his treatment, which was expected to cost four million rupees.
The 47-year-old was a member of the Olympian Forum, who were arranging a fundraiser for him. Later, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that the Punjab government would cover the cost of Alam’s treatment.
Pakistan, China, and Bangladesh were coached by the 1996 Summer Olympics participant, Naveed Alam.