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Former India defender Chinmoy Chatterjee passes away at 68

He was a member of the Arun Ghosh-coached Indian team at the 1978 Bangkok Asian Games where they finished fourth in the quarter-final league

PTI Calcutta Published 16.08.21, 01:14 AM
A dependable right-back, Chatterjee switched from Mohun Bagan to arch-rivals East Bengal where he played from 1976-79 and 1982-86, during which period they won the Calcutta Football League (CLF) thrice.

A dependable right-back, Chatterjee switched from Mohun Bagan to arch-rivals East Bengal where he played from 1976-79 and 1982-86, during which period they won the Calcutta Football League (CLF) thrice. File picture

Former India defender Chinmoy Chatterjee, who played for the three Maidan heavyweights in his prime in the 1970-80s, died of cardiac arrest at his Khardah residence on Sunday. He was 68.

Chatterjee is survived by his wife, one son and a daughter.

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He was a member of the Arun Ghosh-coached Indian team at the 1978 Bangkok Asian Games where they finished fourth in the quarter-final league.

A dependable right-back, Chatterjee switched from Mohun Bagan to arch-rivals East Bengal where he played from 1976-79 and 1982-86, during which period they won the Calcutta Football League (CLF) thrice.

After his retirement, he was appointed assistant coach of East Bengal and worked with the likes of PK Banerjee and Shyam Thapa.

Chatterjee also represented Bengal in the Santosh Trophy four times.

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