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India, Mohun Bagan legend Pranab Ganguly passes away

Sports Lounge Staff



Pranab Ganguly

Kolkata: Former India international footballer Pranab (Bablu) Ganguly has passed away late on Friday.

The 75 year old suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away in Kolkata.

The winger was an integral part of the Indian football team’s sixth-place finish at the Merdeka Cup held in Kuala Lumpur in 1975.

He also won two Santosh Trophy titles in 1969 and 1971 with West Bengal.

He began his career at the Kolkata-based club Howrah Union and in 1967 moved to Mohun Bagan where he played for seven consecutive seasons.

He is best remembered for his brace in the 1969 IFA Shield final which helped Mohun bgan defeat East Bengal 3-1.

Bagan felicitated Ganguly with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

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