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Year ender 2020: From Pranab Mukherjee, Sushant Singh Rajput to Diego Maradona, prominent personalities who passed away this year
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Year ender 2020: From Pranab Mukherjee, Sushant Singh Rajput to Diego Maradona, prominent personalities who passed away this year

From politicians to sportspersons, authors, musicians and actors, the year 2020 saw some of the biggest stars departing the world.

Gifted, versatile and humble: Chuni Goswami's aura transcended generations effortlessly
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Gifted, versatile and humble: Chuni Goswami's aura transcended generations effortlessly

Chuni Goswami's aura has transcended generations effortlessly. After all, there are not too many Indian athletes who have excelled in two diverse sport that attracted fans from different ends of the social spectrum back then.

Former India football star Shanmugam Venkatesh salutes PK Banerjee as 'first icon' of sport, recalling his impact as motivator
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Former India football star Shanmugam Venkatesh salutes PK Banerjee as 'first icon' of sport, recalling his impact as motivator

Former India captain and coach Banerjee, who represented the country 36 times with 19 goals to his name, died in a private hospital in Kolkata on Friday after a prolonged illness. He was 83.

'He genuinely cared for people', former footballer Harjinder Singh recalls time spent with PK Banerjee
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'He genuinely cared for people', former footballer Harjinder Singh recalls time spent with PK Banerjee

A big part of Banerjee's legacy was his man-management skills, and Harjinder shared his experience of the same, stating that he "gave each player his due" and knew how to bring the best out of each player.

PK Banerjee was more of a 'guardian angel than a coach', recounts Indian football icon Baichung Bhutia
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PK Banerjee was more of a 'guardian angel than a coach', recounts Indian football icon Baichung Bhutia

PK Banerjee wore his greatness lightly and he inculcated that attribute in his pupils, according to former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia, who called him the "Guardian Angel" of Indian football.

'He was a pioneer in every sense of the word', 'man with the golden kick'; Twitter mourns legendary footballer PK Banerjee's demise
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'He was a pioneer in every sense of the word', 'man with the golden kick'; Twitter mourns legendary footballer PK Banerjee's demise

Here's how Twitterati paid tribute to the legendary footballer PK Banerjee, who passed away on Friday at the age of 83.

PK Banerjee will remain synonymous with golden generation of Indian football, says AIFF president Praful Patel
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PK Banerjee will remain synonymous with golden generation of Indian football, says AIFF president Praful Patel

"PK Banerjee's contribution to Indian football will never be forgotten. I share the grief. He will stay synonymous with the golden generation of Indian football," Patel said.

Played one of my biggest matches matches under PK Banerjee, says former captain Bhaichung Bhutia
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Played one of my biggest matches matches under PK Banerjee, says former captain Bhaichung Bhutia

"I was very fortunate to play under him (PK Banerjee). I had one of the most memorable matches under his coaching for East Bengal," Bhutia said.

PK Banerjee dead at 83: Character who carried essence of Kolkata Maidan to the world stage
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PK Banerjee dead at 83: Character who carried essence of Kolkata Maidan to the world stage

Two Olympics (Melbourne 1956, Rome 1960), three Asian Games (58, 62, 66), gold medal as a player and bronze as a coach (1970 Bangkok) in his first big tournament, PK Banerjee's credentials remain unmatched

Indian football legend PK Banerjee passes away at 83 after prolonged illness
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Indian football legend PK Banerjee passes away at 83 after prolonged illness

Besides winning the gold medal at the Jakarta Asian Games in 1992, Banerjee led India in the 1960 Rome Olympics, where he scored the equaliser against a formidable French team in a 1-1 draw

Indian football legend PK Banerjee given blood transfusion, remains in critical condition
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Indian football legend PK Banerjee given blood transfusion, remains in critical condition

PK Banerjee is suffering from Sepsis and multi-organ failure due to pneumonia on a background of Parkinson's disease, dementia and heart problems.

PK Banerjee's health 'satisfactory' after legendary Indian footballer was put on ventilator, says hospital
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PK Banerjee's health 'satisfactory' after legendary Indian footballer was put on ventilator, says hospital

Suffering from respiratory problem due to pneumonia and with underlying history of Parkinson's disease, dementia and heart problem, Banerjee was put on life support about 24 hours ago.

Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee surviving on ventilator, health condition said to be critical
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Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee surviving on ventilator, health condition said to be critical

PK Banerjee was admitted to the Medica Superspecialty Hospital on 6 February after he complained of severe chest infection, and his condition has been fluctuating since then.

Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee recovering well after admitted to hospital due to chest infection
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Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee recovering well after admitted to hospital due to chest infection

The 83-year-old was admitted to the Medica Super Specialty Hospital for a second time on Saturday.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Indian football legend PK Banerjee waits for invitation from AIFF to watch India-Bangladesh clash
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Indian football legend PK Banerjee waits for invitation from AIFF to watch India-Bangladesh clash

Excitement for India's group E clash is at an all time high especially after they secured a historic draw against Asian champions Qatar in their away fixture last month.

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri says receiving Padmashree award makes him a bit 'nervous'
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Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri says receiving Padmashree award makes him a bit 'nervous'

India skipper Sunil Chhetri on Saturday said being in the elite list of former footballers to be honoured with the Padma award makes him a bit "nervous" and brings "extra pressure" to strive for excellence.

ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: Sachin Tendulkar says India stood out from competitors, lauds Rahul Dravid and coaching staff
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ICC U-19 World Cup 2018: Sachin Tendulkar says India stood out from competitors, lauds Rahul Dravid and coaching staff

Sachin Tendulkar said that the triumphant Indian U-19 side stood out from the rest of their competitors in the just-concluded World Cup.

Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says India must strive hard to bring back football's glory
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Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says India must strive hard to bring back football's glory

Union sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Saturday said India must work hard towards bringing back the lost glory of football.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Event organisers to invite former India footballers for every Kolkata match
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Event organisers to invite former India footballers for every Kolkata match

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup will invite all former India footballers of the city to witness every match at the Saltlake Stadium.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India should utilise tournament to secure footballing future, says PK Banerjee
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: India should utilise tournament to secure footballing future, says PK Banerjee

The legendary PK Banerjee on Tuesday said India should utilise the FIFA U-17 World Cup to secure its future as a footballing nation and urged the players to take the team to the next level by giving their best.