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Pronab Ganguly is finest remembered for his double strike towards East Bengal within the membership’s 1969 IFA Protect win.

Former India and Mohun Bagan player Pronab Ganguly passes away at 75

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Kolkata: Former India and Mohun Bagan winger Pronab Ganguly, who’s finest remembered for his double strike towards East Bengal within the membership’s 1969 IFA Protect win, died after struggling a cardiac arrest.

Ganguly, 75, was having respiratory issues for the previous few days and suffered a cardiac arrest at his Park Circus residence on Friday, in accordance with sources in his former membership.

Ganguly was a member of the Indian crew within the Merdeka Cup in 1969.

After he converted to Mohun Bagan from Howrah Union in 1967, Ganguly wowed the Kolkata Maidan along with his deft dribbling expertise and superb ball management.

He performed eight seasons on the trot for the Mariners. His finest second got here beneath Amal Dutta’s 4-2-4 formation within the high-voltage 1969 IFA Protect closing when his brace handed Mohun Bagan a 3-1 win over arch-rivals East Bengal.

Sukalyan Ghoshdastidar had scored the opposite objective.

Regardless of taking part in as a left-winger, Ganguly had a penchant for scoring objectives and confirmed his expertise in his second match of the Calcutta League for Mohun Bagan when his free-kick downed Rajasthan Membership.

With him within the crew, Mohun Bagan gained each main trophy — Calcutta League, IFA Protect, Durand Cup, Rovers Cup. His profession highlights additionally embody a superb hat-trick within the Rovers Cup.

He was additionally profitable for Bengal in Santosh Trophy, collaborating from 1967 to 1969 and 1971, successful the title in 1969 and 1971.

In 1969, Ganguly was good within the Santosh semi-final towards a robust Andhra Pradesh crew, scoring 4 instances over two legs.

After retirement he was concerned as a coach with Calcutta Cricket and Soccer Membership and in addition a number of academies.

He was bestowed with Mohun Bagan’s Lifetime Achievement award in 2020.


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Updated: April 24, 2021 — 11:39 am

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