Shahid was one of the best player of hockey in India,he was suffering from a serious liver disease.He was part of the Indian hockey team that won gold medal at the 1980 Moscow olympics.He was 56,and died in Gurgaon Hospital on july20,2016. He was born in Varanasi,Uttar pradesh on April 14,1960 and entered into junior hockey at the age of 19.He was also awarded by Arjuna Award and Padma shri.