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Friday, May 1, 2020

Legendary Sports Personality Chuni Goswami Passes Away

Legendary sports personality Chuni Goswami passes away at 05:00 PM on April 30, 2020 at a private nursing home at South Kolkata. For the last few months, Chuni Goswami was suffering from underlying ailments with sugar, prostate and nerve problems. Chuni Goswami was admitted to a city hospital earlier in the day and breathed his last at 5 pm after cardiac arrest.

Chuni was not only a footballer, he played cricket in state level and was caption of West Bengal cricket team. Chuni Goswami played tennis in club level. A true Mohan Bagan lover, Chuni played in Mohan Bagan club throughout his football and cricket career. 

After retiring from football, Chuni Goswami concentrated fully on cricket and he was a regular cricketer of West Bengal team in Ranji Trophy. He retired from cricket in 1973. 

Brief Profile of Chuni Goswami

 Birth Name: Subimal Goswami

Date of Birth: 15 January 1938 

Place of birth: Kishoreganj, presently in Bangladesh. 

Occupation: A retired football player, he played in the position of striker. As a cricketer, Chuni Goswami was a batsman and swing bowler. Chuni Goswami represented National football team from 1956 to 1964. As a cricketer, Chuni represented West Bengal from 1962 to 1973. 

Death: Chuni Goswami died on April 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Awards for Chuni Goswami

1962: Best Striker of Asia Award 

1963: Arjun Award 

1983: Padma Shri Award

2005: Mohan Bagan Ratna Award 

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