30th April 2020

 

Obituary

 

Everyone at Saurashtra Cricket Association are deeply sadden on sad demise of Yesteryear’s prominent Football Player & Cricketer  Shri Subimal Goswami, popularly known as Chuni Goswami.

 

Iconic Sports Person had played First Class Cricket representing Bengal and was allrounder. He was right handed batsman & Medium Pacer. He played 46 first class matches scoring 1592 runs and took 47 wickets. He played Cricket between 1962 to 1973.

 

He was fantastic and fabulous football player too. He represented renowned Mohan Baghan Team. He was the most successful Indian Football Captain. India had won Gold Medal in 1962 Asian Games and were runners up in 1964 Asian Cup under his captaincy. He played 50 matches for India as footballer from 1956 to 1964.

 

He was conferred with prestigious Arujuna Award in 1963 & Padma Shri Award in 1983.

 

“Chuni Goswami was one of the most prolific Sportsman India had. He was truly legend. There are very rare sports persons having such talents in more than one sport. His contribution to the world of sports shall be remembered forever.” Expressed Shri Niranjan Shah, former Hon. Secretary of BCCI.

 

“It is most saddening news to hear about Chuni Da Passing away. He was India’s All Round Sportsman and much to learn from in fitness and fighting spirit. I had the privilege to play with him for a few years when I made my debut for Bengal. In the very first season, we reached the Ranji final against Bombay then, and played at the Brabourne Stadium. Chuni Goswami stood up to the occasion and played 2 sterling innings in the match of 96 and 84. Later when led Bengal in 1972, we played yet another final at Bombay at Brabourne. His will to fight the issue out was infectious and as footballer and India’s captain as well, we learnt much fitness attitude from him as youngsters. He had a great sense of humour which he timely applied to release the tension in the dressing room. India is poorer without such stalwarts and icons of sport when they on to another world. Well played Chuni Da, we take a bow and offer our heartfelt condolences to his family. You will always be thought of in great fondness and with tremendous respect.”, expressed Mr. Dilip Doshi, former prominent International Cricketer of India.

 

Everyone in Saurashtra Cricket Association conveys heartfelt condolences to  family members on sad demise of Shri Chuni Goswami and  pray the Almighty to grant eternal peace to his noble soul.