Legendary Indian footballer Chuni Goswami passes away at 82

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Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Former India football team captain Chuni Goswami died at a private city hospital here on Thursday after suffering from prolonged illness.

He was 82. He is survived by his wife and son.

Goswami was captain of the 1962 Asian Games gold-medal winning team and had also represented Bengal in the first-class cricket tournaments.

For the last few months, Goswami was suffering from underlying ailments with sugar, prostrate and nerve problems.

Under his leadership, India bagged gold in the 1962 Asian Games, finished runner-up in the Asian Cup in 1964 and narrowly lost to Burma in Mardeka football six months later.

Goswami always donned the Mohun Bagan jersey and is a club legend.

–IANS

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