Satyajit Ghosh, the ex-Mohun Bagan defender breathed his last in the early morning on Monday in his hometown, Bandel.
Satyajit Ghosh passes away at the age of 62
The former Indian defender suffered a cardiac arrest as reported by the family members. Aged 62, he passed away on the way to the hospital. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
A source in the family confirmed, “Ghosh suffered a massive cardiac arrest at his house in Debanandapur in Bandel and died on the way to Chinsurah Hospital.”
Playing for the five-time I-League Champions Mohun Bagan, he was a crucial player in the defensive line along with the club’s legend, Subrata Bhattacharya.
The star defender reflected on the demise of Ghosh. He recalled playing with his teammate and became emotional. Bhattacharya praised him for the on-field abilities and said, “I’ve played with many defenders in my career but Satyajit is one of the best. He was known for his calm-headed tackling and timing.”
Mohun Bagan took to Twitter and sent condolences to the club’s legend. They wrote,
“Condolences from Mohun Bagan family on the sad demise of former defender Satyajit Ghosh. He played for Mohun Bagan from 1982 till 1986 and in 1988. He also represented India in 1985 Nehru Cup. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Check out the Tweet below:
Condolences from Mohun Bagan family on the sad demise of former defender Satyajit Ghosh. He played for Mohun Bagan from 1982 till 1986 and in 1988. He also represented India in 1985 Nehru Cup. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. pic.twitter.com/xydvvOT9Ui
— Mohun Bagan (@Mohun_Bagan) November 9, 2020
Satyajit Ghosh began his club career playing for Railway FC back in 1980. He had represented India in Nehru Cup in Cochin in 1985. It was then coached by the Yugoslavian Milovan Ciric.
He joined Mohun Bagan in 1982 and played for four years. In 1986, due to injuries, his stint at the club got reduced and eventually joined Mohammedan Sporting Club.
He made his return to the former club, Mohun Bagan where he continued playing for five long years until 1993. Following that, he decided to give up on his career.
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