Indian football legend Subhash Bhowmick passes away, pall of gloom over Kolkata Maidan

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Kolkata: Former Indian team star, veteran coach and Indian football legend Subhash Bhowmick breathed his last on Saturday. His passing is a great loss to Indian football and the end of one of the most controversial, colorful and passionate characters to grace the ‘beautiful game’ in India. He was 71 years old.

He breathed his last this morning at a nursing home in Ekbalpur area of ​​Kolkata. According to hospital sources, Subhash Bhowmik was recently diagnosed with coronavirus. Apart from this, he was also battling kidney disease for a long time. Dialysis was going on for about three and a half months.

Subhash Bhowmik played for both the Kolkata giants – East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. He was a member of the Indian football team that won the bronze medal at the 1970 Asian Games. He also played in the Merdeka Cup.

Apart from East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting, he has coached several clubs in Goa. As soon as the news of his death came, there was mourning and mourning in the famous ground of Kolkata.

West Bengal Sports Minister Arup Biswas took the initiative of his treatment on Friday. Arup Biswas, while talking to the mentors of the Indian Football Association (IFA), had arranged for the continuation of further treatment. Subhash Bhowmik.

A meeting was held yesterday regarding the future treatment of Subhash Bhowmik. hE was being monitored To find out if he needs a kidney transplant.

But before that Subhash Bhowmik crossed over to the land of stars.

His son Arjun Bhowmik had expressed his wish to the Sports Minister of West Bengal that the body of Subhash Bhowmik should be taken once in front of his house in Alipore.

It is worth mentioning that Subhash bhowmik He achieved as much success as a coach as he had as a footballer.

He coached the East Bengal team to the ASEAN Cup title in 2003.

Former India team superstar and another Indian football legend Shyam Thapa expressed grief over the passing away of Subhash Bhowmik.

“When we played together in Kolkata, he was my junior, but we became good friends. We played together. We also played for the country together. We were also room partners. I was abroad in Thailand, Bangkok and elsewhere. I have played. I have never seen him nervous. He gave confidence to everyone. But in the last two years I haven’t been able to meet him because of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Shyam Thapa said.

First Published:January 22, 2022, 8:50 pm

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