National award winning former Bangladesh hockey team player Ibrahim Saber died at the Bangladesh Medical College Hospital in the capital on Wednesday afternoon.
He was 74. Saber left behind two sons, one daughter and a host of well-wishers to mourn his death. He was suffering from old age complications.
Saber’s dead body was at the BMCH morgue till filing the report, said BHF vice-president Yousuf Ali.
‘The decision of his namaz-e-janaza and bury will be decided after his two sons arrive from abroad,’ said Yousuf.
Saber was a member of Pakistan national hockey team and played in the Barcelona World Cup before the independence. Later he became the part of Dhaka Abahani’s popular deadly-trio as left half.
The two other members of that deadly-trio were Bangladesh Hockey Federation former general secretary Abdus Sadeque as centre-half Mohammad Mohsin as right half.
Saber was a versatile sportsman as he used to play football, cricket and basketball alongside national assignment for hockey.
BHF expressed profound shock on his death and condoled to his bereaved family.
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