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Pakistan hockey hero dies at 50 from heart failure

By: Sarwar Alam

Pakistan’s World Cup-winning hockey hero Mansoor Ahmed died Saturday of heart failure aged 50 after battling the disease for years, his family said. The goalkeeper had last month publicly appealed to New Delhi for a medical visa to allow him a heart transplant, but ultimately did not apply as he was too sick to travel, they said. “Indian hospital Fortis had offered Mansoor free transplant but doctors in Karachi warned he would not be able to travel due to his deteriorating condition,” Haider Hussain, a family friend told AFP. Ahmed had been suffering for weeks from complications stemming from a…

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