The bad news kept coming around all this week and on Thursday it got an addition to it. While it was Rishi Kapoor earlier in the day and by the end of it was the star of Indian Football. Former Indian Football team captain Chuni Goswami breathed his last.
The footballer who led the Indian football team to gold medal win in 1962 Asian Games passed away at the age of 82. Goswami was admitted to the hospital earlier in the day yesterday. He died around 5 PM after a cardiac arrest in a city hospital at Kolkata. The footballer was suffering from underlying ailments with sugar, prostate, and nervous problems.
The sporting arena and the entire nation mourn the death of the legend. The President of India Mr. Ramnath Kovind also presented his condolences. He joined the Mohun Bagan Junior Team at the age of 8 years. Goswami played 50 matches for India as a footballer from 1956 to 1964. He played as a striker in the team. Playing for India he scored 9 international goals in 50 matches.
He also tried his hands in cricket and played first-class cricket for the state of Bengal. In cricket also he showed his class and led the Bengal Ranji team to the finals of 1971-72 season. He was born on 15 January 1938, in the Kishoreganj district of undivided Bengal (now Bangladesh) as Subimal (Chuni) Goswami.