Legendary former India footballer Chuni Goswami suffers cardiac arrest, passes away at 82

Goswami, who also played first-class cricket for Bengal, was 82 and breathed his last at a hospital in Kolkata.

Press Trust of India April 30, 2020 21:12:04 IST
Legendary former India footballer Chuni Goswami suffers cardiac arrest, passes away at 82

Kolkata: Legendary former India footballer Chuni Goswami, who captained the 1962 Asian Games gold-winning team, died on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Legendary former India footballer Chuni Goswami suffers cardiac arrest passes away at 82

File image of Chuni Goswami. Twitter@NEUtdFC

The iconic sportsperson, who also played first-class cricket for Bengal, was 82 and breathed his last at a hospital in Kolkata. He is survived by his wife Basanti and son Sudipto.

"He suffered a cardiac arrest and died in the hospital at around 5 pm," 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.

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