Hakim Saab, A Towering Figure In Indian Football, Dies At 82

Hakim Saab (Syed Shahid Hakim), proudly generally known as Hakim Saab in India. In Sunday 22/08/2021, he misplaced his life on the age of 82. Saab was a soccer participant who was part of India’s 1960 Rome Olympic’s squad. That was the final time when India performed soccer within the Olympics.

Hakim Saab suffered from a heart-attack(cardiac) which is the principle trigger led to his dying. “He suffered a coronary heart assault (cardiac) at morning 8 am yesterday and handed away from this world at 8.30 am. He was admitted in hospital two days in the past and therapy is on-going at the moment following the primary stroke,” Saab’s spouse advised on Sunday.



FIFA badge holder Saab was a worldwide referee who had officiated in 33 video games together with the 1988 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar. Hakim Saab was a Regional Director of the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) & he additionally labored as a Undertaking Director earlier than the U-17 FIFA World Cup (2017). Therefore, as a sports activities administrator his profession in India was extended.

He wouldn’t in a position to play within the Rome Olympics (1960) as his personal father, Syed Abdul Rahim, was the coach of that workforce. As a substitute of that, Saab performed as a half-back & there have been some formidable gamers in that place for India. Mariappa Kempaiah, Ram Bahadur, Prashanta Sinha, have been all half-backs and have been most popular over SS Hakim within the workforce. “I used to be not within the beginning XI. The workforce was full of heavyweights; solely in case of an harm to among the huge names, gamers like me had an opportunity within the Rome Olympics,” Hakim saab had advised to Sportstar in a current interview.

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Hakim Saab coached Hindustan FC, Mahindra , Bengal Mumbai, and Salgaocar SC. Membership at numerous factors in his profession. In 1998 he gained the Durand Cup with Mahindra.  He was additionally conferred with the celebrated Dhyan Chand Award.

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