Indian football legend Chuni Goswami passes away at 82

Former Indian football captain Chuni Goswami, who led India to the 1962 Asian Games gold, passed away at a hospital in Kolkata, on Thursday evening, after a prolonged illness.

For the last few months, Goswami was suffering from underlying ailments. His family confirmed that Goswami was admitted to a city hospital earlier in the day and breathed his last at 5 pm after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Chuni Goswami was the most successful Indian football captain ever and under his captaincy, India won the gold medal in 1962 Asian Games, finished runners-up in 1964 Asian Cup, and narrowly lost to Burma in Merdeka football six months later.

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