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Former India footballer Subhas Bhowmick dies at 72

Former India footballer Subhas Bhowmick died at the age of 72 after a prolonged illness, sources in medical establishment said.

Bhowmick (72), well known as ‘Bhombolda’ was hospitalized with diabetic issues and kidney ailments and passed on at around 3.30 am on Saturday, they said.

Bhowmick was a striker and played for East Bengal and Mohun Bagan and represented India in many international tournaments.

He was a successful football coach and had coached clubs like East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan Sporting, Salgaocar and Churchill Brothers.