The Legendary footballer Chuni Goswami died in Kolkata due to a heart attack. He was 82 years at the time of his death. Moreover, he breathed his last in a hospital. He survived by his wife and son Sudipto.
Goswami was one of the few players who represented both football and cricket for his state. Goswami was the captain of the gold medal-winning team at the 1962 Asian Games. He played first-class cricket for Bengal.
Furthermore, He had a tremendous grip on both the games. He had diabetes, prostrate, and nervous system-related diseases.
He had to take insulin daily, and due to the lockdown, his medical supervisor was not able to come regularly, due to which his wife Basanti used to give him medicines.
Born in undivided Bengal’s Kishoreganj district (now Bangladesh), Goswami’s original name was Subimal, but he was known only by his nickname.
Chuni Goswami Achievements, Mohun Bagan, & Career Timeline
Chuni Goswami played his entire life for the same club Mohun Bagan from where he retired in 1968. He was the captain of the team for five seasons and became Mohun Bagan Ratna in 2005.
At the same time in 1966, he took eight wickets with his medium-speed bowling, which led the team of United Central and East Zone to beat the West Indies team of Gary Sobers by an innings.
He captained Bengal in the 1971–72 Ranji Trophy final, though the team lost to Bombay at the Brabourne Stadium. Goswami was also the selector of Indian football in the 1970s and was also part of the advisory committee when the National Football League started in 1996.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) mourned the death of Goswami. AIFF President Praful Patel remembered the achievements of Chuni Goswami. He was emotional after losing the tremendous Indian sportsperson. In the last two days, India lost some best people like Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, and Chuni.