Islamabad: General (Retd) Hamid Gul, who had served as the chief of the Inter Service Intelligence (ISI), died of a brain haemorrhage late Saturday, according to a DawnNews report.
Gul was reportedly declared brought dead by the doctors after he suffered a brain haemorrhage and was shifted to the Combined Military Hospital in Murree.
Born in Sargodha on November 20, 1936, Gul joined the army in 1954 and was commissioned in the army in 1956. During the 1965 war he was a tank commander and was awarded Sitara-i-Jurat for bravery.
He was also awared Hilal e Imtiaz (Military) and Sitarah e Basalat for his services.
Gen Gul remained ISI chief between 1987 and 1989 when the US-backed Afghan Jihad against the then Soviet Union was at the last stages. He continued working in the spy agency in the post-stages of the Afghan war.
(With IANS Inputs)