Indias football Legendary Chuni Goswami passes away

Former India football captain Chuni Goswami, 82 passed away in Kolkata after a prolonged illness. He was captain of the 1962 Asian Games gold-medal winning team. He also represented Bengal in first-class cricket tournaments.

Updated: May 01, 2020 11:34 IST

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Chuni Goswami  

Former India football captain Chuni Goswami, 82, passed away in Kolkata after a prolonged illness. He was captain of the 1962 Asian Games gold-medal winning team, Goswami represented Bengal in first-class cricket tournaments. Goswami was suffering from underlying ailments with sugar, prostate, and nerve problems. The Indian football team won gold at the 1962 Asian Games, finished runner-up at the Asian Cup in 1964. 

History - Chuni Goswami  

He started his international career in 1957, Goswami was one of the biggest stars of the national team. International football in 1964, at the age of 27. He was successful in cricket as well. The historic innings against the West Indies by the combined Central and East Zone team under Hanumant Singh in Indore. He took eight wickets in that fixture. He was appointed the Bengal Ranji Trophy captain in 1971-72 season and under his captaincy, the team reached the final, before losing against Bombay at the Brabourne Stadium.

Many celebrities shared their condolence on Twitter for Chuni Goswami