The Legendary footballer Subimal Goswami , known by his name Chuni Goswami, 82, passed away in Kolkata on Thursday after a prolonged illness.
He suffered a cardiac arrest and died in the hospital at around 5pm, For the last few months, Goswami was suffering from underlying ailments, including diabetes, prostrate and nerve problems.
Starting his International career in the year 1957, Goswami was one of the biggest stars of the national team.
Under the leadership and guidance of Chuni Goswami, the India
n football team has won gold in the year 1962 Asian Games, finished runner-up at the Asian cup in 1964 and six month later narrowly lost to Burna in Mardeka. However he quit international football in 1964, at the age of 27.
In club football, Goswami always played for Mohun Bagan . He also captained Calcutta University in both football and cricket during his college days. Not just football Goswami was also successful in cricket as well, in 1966; he and Subroto guha plotted the historic innings defeat of gary Sobers’ West Indies by the combined Central and East Zone team under Hanumant Singh in Indore. Goswami took 8 wickets in that fixture.
-Davinder Singh, NMTV News