Olympian and legendary Indian footballer T Shanmugam dies

He was quite an extraordinary coach and was instrumental in Karnataka lifting Santosh trophy in 1983-84 season. He also coached the state team to success when it lifted the Santosh Trophy in 1968-69 along with Basheer as chief coach at Cuttack Nationals.

updated: December 14, 2012 21:31 IST
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Bangalore: Olympian T Shanmugam, one of India's most illustrious footballers, passed away late Thursday night due to a respiratory problem.

The 93-year-old Shanmugam had represented India in 1952 Olympics at Helsinki and was also a part of the team that won the Asian gold medal at New Delhi 1951.

Legendary midfielder represented Maharaja Socials and Bangalore Student Football Club in the Bangalore Senior Division League but his big jump came when he joined the Sullivan Police Sports Club of the Bangalore Police Force in 1941.

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