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1956 Olympian footballer Zulfiqar passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Former Mohammed Zulfiqaruddin, who was part of the fourth place finishing team in in Melbourne, passed away here Sunday.

He was 83 and survived by three sons and two daughters.

lost to 0-3 in the bronze-medal match in to finish fourth, a result considered one of the finest moments in the country's history.

Zulfiqaruddin also represented in the 1958 Tokyo and the Merdeka Cup in Malaysia, a release from Telangana Association said.

He was the of in the Santosh Trophy from 1955 to 1967. He also captained team from 1954 to 1967 and won IFA Shield, Durand Cup and Rovers Cup tournaments.

A condolence meeting was held on Sunday at the Telangana Association office and it was attended by the office bearers.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 17:40 IST