Early life and career
Atif started as a soldier in the Pakistan Armed Forces and eventually reached the rank of a Brigadier before he retired from the army. Later while Manzoor Hussain Atif was involved with the Pakistan Hockey Team, the team won one Olympic gold medal in (1960) and two Olympic silver medals in 1956 and again in 1964. He is regarded as one of the most successful Olympians of Pakistan.
Awards and recognition
Death and legacy
Atif died on 8 Dec 2008 in Islamabad, Pakistan at age 80. He was a passionate person as a field hockey player as well as a Pakistan Hockey Team manager. Pakistan won its second Olympic gold medal at Mexico City in 1968 and then at Los Angeles in 1984 when he was their team manager. He was a highly respected person in the field hockey world.Qasim Zia and Asif Bajwa of the Pakistan Hockey Federation paid rich tributes to Atif at a memorial ceremony event held at Lahore, after his death. Qasim Zia said, “He was not only a pure administrator but also a very polite and humble person.”