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Football legend, first-class cricketer Chuni Goswami passes away at 82

The iconic sportsperson, who also played first-class cricket for Bengal, was 82 and breathed his last at a hospital in Kolkata

Chuni Goswami, 82, passes away in Kolkata after suffering from prolonged illness | Photo: DD News, Twitter
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Chuni Goswami, 82, passes away in Kolkata after suffering from prolonged illness | Photo: DD News, Twitter

BS Web TeamPTI Kolkata
Former India footballer Chuni Goswami, who captained the 1962 Asian Games gold-winning team, died on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The iconic sportsperson, who also played first-class cricket for Bengal, was 82 and breathed his last at a hospital here. He is survived by his wife Basanti and son Sudipto.

"He suffered a cardiac arrest and died in the hospital at around 5pm," a family source told PTI.
Goswami was suffering from underlying ailments, including sugar, prostrate and nerve problems.

Goswami played

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First Published: Apr 30 2020 | 7:46 PM IST

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