Vijayan, 51, has 79 appearances for India and has scored 40 goals
During one of his visits to India, Diego Maradona in 2012 refused to cut a football-shaped cake, and the incident left a lasting impression to many
Aqueel Ansari, who played for India in a few matches in the 1990s, said IM Vijayan was not comfortable speaking in Hindi but he can read the game better than anyone else
On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Indian Football legends join hands in the fight against drug abuse. ‘Get addicted to Football, not drugs,’ stay their message
IM Vijayan formed a prolific strike partnership for India alongside Bhaichung Bhutia and helped the team score various vital goals in international tournaments
IM Vijayan, who turned 51 last month, lauded Sunil Chhetri for his longevity and urged the youngsters to idolise the 35-year-old's work ethic
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Governor of Uttarakhand, Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) in New Delhi.PTI Photo
Surya Kiran fighters of Indian Air Force flypast over the city as part of the celebrations of the golden jubilee of victory over Pakistan during Bangladesh war in 1971, in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Shashank Parade
Farmers block railway tracks as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'Rail Roko' protest demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, in...PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, right, and his wife Kyoko Jaishankar sign a guestbook during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo
Policemen carry an activist of Congress party's youth wing during a protest against recent killings of civilians in Kashmir, in New Delhi.AP Photo/Manish Swarup
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates