Shankar Laxman passes away

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:39 IST

Shankar Laxman, the legendary Indian hockey goalkeeper of 1950s and 60s, has passed away.

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Shankar Laxman, the legendary Indian hockey goalkeeper of 1950s and 60s, has passed away. Laxman, 72, is survived by his wife, son and three daughters. The former custodian, who represented India in three successive Olympics beginning 1956, was suffering from 'gangrene' in one of his legs and doctors had advised him amputation. However, Laxman avoided it for some time and was undergoing alternate treatment for the ailment. Born on July 7, 1933, Laxman captained the Indian team at the 1966 Asian Games and was conferred the Padma Shri the next year. (PTI)

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