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Former India football goalkeeper Prodyut Burman dead

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11   //    29 Oct 2016, 20:57 IST

Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Renowned former football goalkeeper Prodyut Burman, a member of the gold winning Indian team in the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games, died at a state-run city hospital on Saturday following old age complications, family members said.

Burman, 81, left behind his wife, a son and a daughter.

He was suffering from Parkinson's disease for several years. He had been in and out of the hospital over the past few months.

Burman was the number two goalkeeper in the Indian team at the Jakarta Asiad, but put up sparkling performances when he was fielded in three matches during the tourney.

There was a strong demand from among the players to name Burman in the playing XI for the final, but the management instead opted for Thangaraj.

Known for his acrobatic saves, Burman started his career with the Eastern Railway, and during his time the outfit claimed the Calcutta football league in 1958. He later switched over to Mohun Bagan.

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