Indian football legend Chuni Goswami has passed on at the age of 82 in Kolkata on Thursday after a prolonged illness.

Goswami was the captain of India’s 1962 Asian Games gold medal team, Starsport reported. According to the report, the gifted sportsman breathed his last at 5 pm (India time) after a cardiac arrest.

He also represented Bengal in first-class cricket tournaments and played against the likes of West Indies skipper Gary Sobers when representing the combined Central and East Zone team. His eight-wicket haul in the match saw West Indies crash to an innings defeat.

Goswami quit football in 1964 at a rather young of 27. The same year he led India to finish runners-up in the Asian Cup and runners-up in the Merdeka Tournament.

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