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Indian football legend Chuni Goswami passes away at 82

Indian football legend Chuni Goswami passes away at 82

The Bridge Desk

Published: 30 April 2020 12:44 PM GMT

After a prolonged illness, former India football captain Chuni Goswami, who helped India win the 1962 Asian Games gold medal, passed away in Kolkata on Thursday. Apart from football, Goswami had also represented Bengal in first-class cricket tournaments.

The former legend was suffering from underlying ailments with sugar, prostrate and nerve problems over the last few months and on Thursday, he breathed his last at 5pm after cardiac arrest.

He is survived by his wife Basanti and son Sudipto. "He suffered a cardiac arrest and died in the hospital at around 5pm," a family source told PTI. Goswami was suffering from underlying ailments, including sugar, prostrate and nerve problems.

Goswami played 50 matches for India as a footballer from 1956 to 1964. As a cricketer, he represented Bengal in 46 first-class games between 1962 and 1973.

He was one of the best captains Indian football had ever seen, helping the national team to unprecedented success and also won a lot of laurels with Mohun Bagan.

(With inputs from PTI)

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