National woman footballer Poonam Chauhan has died of dengue during her treatment at a private hospital here.
She was 29.
Poonam, who played for the Indian football team in 2010, passed away here last night. She was admitted in the hospital about a week ago.
She was a part of the team that had won a gold medal at the South Asian games. She alsoplayed for the UP state football team and was one of its most crucial members.
Poonam was currently working as a football trainer at Varanasi's Sigra stadium.
She was cremated at Manikarnika ghat today.
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