Indian football legend Chuni Goswami passed away in Kolkata after suffering from a cardiac arrest on Thursday. He was 82 at the time of his death.
Goswami was suffering from underlying illnesses including sugar, prostate and nerve problems.
Goswami was one of India's finest footballer in his days as he featured for them in 50 international matches between 1956 to 1964. He was the captain of the India side which won the gold at the Asian Games in 1962. It was also under his captaincy that India became the runners-up in the 1964 Asian Cup. In club football, he played for Mohun Bagan.
After retiring from football, he represented Bengal in the first-class arena. He played the Ranji trophy and between 1962 and 1973, he featured in 46 first-class matches for Bengal. He was made the skipper of the Bengal side in the 1971-72 season and he led his side to the final where they lost out to Bombay.
He was one of the two bowlers who are responsible for Gary Sobers' West Indies' innings defeat to the combined East and Central Zone side in 1966.
Goswami was born on January 15, 1938, in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh. He is survived by his wife Basanti and son Sudipto.