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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with legendary footballer Chuni Goswami during release of a commemorative postage stamp on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in New Delhi.

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Chuni Goswami and wife with his brother and sister-in-law - Chuni Goswami also served Indian football as a selector in the 1970s and was part of an advisory committee when the National Football League began, which later became I-League, in 1996.

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Chuni Goswami and wife with relatives - During his cricket stint, he represented Bengal in 46 first-class games between 1962 and 1973. A right-handed middle order batsman, Goswami could also bowl medium pace and was a very good fielder. He captained Bengal to the 1971-72 Ranji trophy final, which the side lost to erstwhile Bombay at the Brabourne Stadium.

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Chuni Goswami - The Indian Postal Department came out with a commemorative stamp on Chuni Goswami's 82nd birthday in January to recognise his contribution to the game in the country.

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Chuni Goswami with Pele - Chuni Goswami won the Best Striker of Asia Award in 1962. At the domestic level, Goswami was part of the Bengal's triumphant Santosh Trophy squad thrice -- in 1955, 1958, and in 1959. For his service to Indian football, he was conferred with Arjuna Award (1963) and Padma Shri (1983).

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Composite: Chuni Goswami - India's 1948 Olympic coach BD Chatterjee, who was also in charge of the Mohun Bagan team, picked a 13-year-old Chuni Goswami during a trial for the Mariners' junior side. Goswami played for a single club, Mohun Bagan, throughout his career before his retirement in 1968.

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Chuni Goswami - Born in undivided Bengal's Kishoreganj District, which is now in Bangladesh, the striker played 50 international matches, 36 of them official, between 1956 and 1964, including the 1960 Olympics in Rome. Chuni Goswami netted 13 goals during his international career.

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Chuni Goswami - Subimal 'Chuni' Goswami, who captained the 1962 Asian Games gold-winning football team and also played first-class cricket, died in Kolkata on Thursday (April 30, 2020) after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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