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Former East Bengal football Skipper Shanto Mitra passes away

Former Indian national team assistant coach and East Bengal skipper  Shanto Mitra passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday.

He was suffering from prolonged illness and survived by  his wife and a daughter.

Mitra was part of the golden generation of East Bengal players which holds record of winning six season consequently  in the Calcutta Football League.

Not only this, he  had been the coach of the Indian team several times.

Under his captaincy, East Bengal defeated Iran’s PAS Tehran club in a IFA Shield final in 1970.

Besides East Bengal, he was also part of Wari FC and Bengal Napur Railway FC (BNR).

After his retirement, Mitra was joined  the Indian squad when Yugoslav coach Ciric Milovan was in charge.

Mitra was an assistant coach along with Karnataka’s Amjad Khan ,when India clinched victory in 1984 Nehru Cup.

 

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