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Pakistan hockey player seeks heart transplant in India


Pakistan hockey player seeks heart transplant in India

A former Pakistan hockey player has appealed to the Indian government to grant him a visa so he can travel to the country for a heart transplant. Mansoor Ahmed, 49, is reportedly suffering from complications due to a pacemaker in his heart. Ahmed is considered a hockey legend in Pakistan. He was a goalkeeper in the national team and represented his country in more than 300 international matches.

In a video posted on YouTube Ahmed said, “Today I need a heart and I need the support of the Indian government”. “When I played hockey as a young man, I broke many Indian hearts,” Ahmed told the news channel Sports Tak.

He then directly appealed to India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, asking her to grant him a visa as early as possible.