Kolkata: February 2022 brings us more bad news. A day after legendary music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri passes away, Bengal has lost one of its brightest former footballers, Surajit Sengupta on Thursday. He was 71.
The veteran Indian football player was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata after he was detected with Covid-19 symptoms on January 24. He had low oxygen saturation and was having breathing issues. Though his condition was critical till Friday, he showed a tad improvement. However, soon his condition deteriorated and he was put on ventilator support. On Thursday at 1.58 pm, he passed away.
Born on August 30, 1951, he started playing football with Khidderpore Club. For the first time, he played for a big club was in 1972. It was Mohun Bagan. He played for Mohun Bagan for two years. In 1974, he shifted to East Bengal and played for the club for next six years.
A few weeks ago, legendary Indian footballer Subhash Bhowmick passed away at the age of 72.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee expressed condolences on Sengupta’s demise. She described him as an “an outstanding national sportsman as well as a perfect gentleman.” She also said that Sengupta “will ever be in our hearts.”