Abdul Hamid Hamidi
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Hamidi was the only Olympian who represented Pakistan in four Olympics – London 1948, Helsinki 1952, Melbourne 1956, and Rome 1960. He also led Pakistan to its maiden gold medal in the Rome Olympics in 1960.
Abdul Hamid Hamidi who was born on 7 January 1927 played as inside right and rose to acclaim when he captained the national hockey team to a singular objective success over chief adversary India, the top and the most predominant team of that time.
Later in his profession (career), Hamidi served on many key positions including as Pakistan Sports Board executive general, Army Sports Control Board Director General, National Sports Trust (NST) DG. He additionally filled in as secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for quite a while subsequent to retiring from the military.
Hamidi, who was living with his family in Chaklala, was rushed to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Rawalpindi two days before his death. He passed away on 12th July 2019 and was buried in his ancestral graveyard in Bannu, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Friday.