It is with a heavy heart that we report that Pakistani Olympian Asad Malik has left us for a better place. Asad Malik was involved in a road accident on the 27th of July, which ended up taking his life whereas his daughter was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.
The 79 year old Olympian Asad Malik had been a part of the Pakistan hockey team several times. Asad Malik was part of the Pakistan hockey team that won the Silver Medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He was also part of the team that won the Silver Medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Apart from this, he was also a part of the Jakarta Asian Games 1962 in which he was a gold medalist.
Hockey Olympians Forum and various other sports circles including former international hockey players have expressed their condolences to the family of the deceased.
The Asian Hockey Federation would also like to extend it’s deepest condolences on this momentous loss to the family of Asad Malik, and would hope that God grants them patience during this most difficult of times.
“We have lost a true legend of hockey today. I pray that his family can find peace of mind in the face of this awful tragedy.”, said Dato Fumio Ogura, AHF President.
“Asad Malik was a highly accomplished athlete, having achieved in his life many milestones under his belt. He will be sorely missed by the Hockey Family. He has left us now for a better place, and I offer my deepest condolences to his family, and hope that they can find courage to face this unbearable loss.”, said Dato Tayyab Ikram, AHF Chief Executive.