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Oldest living Pak Olympian Fazil dies aged 92

Sports

May 22, 2018

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ISLAMABAD: One of the oldest living Pakistan Olympian Raja Mohammad Fazil breathed his last in Rawalpindi Monday. He was 92. Fazil was part of 38-member Pakistan contingent which participated in Helsinki (Finland) Olympics in 1952. He together with Mohammad Sharif, Abdul Aziz and Mohammad Aslam represented Pakistan in 400x100 relay. Pakistani quartet after clearing the initial heats competed in the semifinals heat of the Olympic event. Fazil was hospitalised three months back of protected illness and ultimately died Monday. His funeral prayer was offered in Rawalpindi and was later the dead body was taken to Gujar Khan for burial. Surprisingly Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) remained totally aloof from his illness. No sports related personality was even present on the funeral.

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