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.