Remembering ‘SuperMokh’ 25 years later
By Suresh Nair
MUCH as the world celebrates with Portugal on their extraordinary Euro 2016 win over France, let’s spare a thought today for an exemplary Made-in-Malaysia striker Mokhtar “SuperMokh” Dahari.
Today marks the 25th death anniversary of the greatest striker Malaysia ever produced.This is a heartwarming story that must be repeatedly told of the prodigious son of Selangor. He was not a politician, nor was he a pop star. He was a simple ‘kampong’ boy who made it good.
He died at 37 on July 11 1991, a victim of the rare motor neurone disease (MND). He began having throat problems and despite medical assistance in the USA and Europe, and after three years of battling the disease, he passed on at Subang Jaya Medical Centre.