our great "Gelek King" has passed away. Below is the report.
Singapore Straits Times online.
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Oct 14, 2010
Dollah Kassim dies
By Sanjay Nair
Dollah Kassim, otherwise known as the 'Gelek King', has died at 61
SINGAPORE football icon Dollah Kassim has died after being in a coma for a year.
Known for his superlative dribbling skills, the 'Gelek King' suffered a heart attack in October last year during a friendly match between ex-international players from Singapore and Malaysia.
According to doctors, he sustained an injury due to a lack of oxygen to his brain immediately after the collapse.
He had been in a coma since then and was cared for at home.
In the 1975 Malaysia Cup, the 'Gelek King' dribbled past five defenders from the halfway line, rounded the 'keeper and scored against Pahang, helping Singapore to a 6-0 thumping.
From 1968 to 1979, Dollah formed a hypnotic combination - first with Quah Kim Lye, then especially with his younger brother, Quah Kim Song - to light up the National Stadium in the 1970s.