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

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

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

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

Ganguly was a member of the Indian staff 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 abilities and wonderful ball management.

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

Sukalyan Ghoshdastidar had scored the opposite aim.

Regardless of taking part in as a left-winger, Ganguly had a penchant for scoring targets 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 staff, Mohun Bagan received each main trophy — Calcutta League, IFA Defend, Durand Cup, Rovers Cup. His profession highlights additionally embrace a superb hat-trick within the Rovers Cup.

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

In 1969, Ganguly was sensible within the Santosh semi-final in opposition to a powerful Andhra Pradesh staff, 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 — 10:38 am

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