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Legendary footballer Chuni Goswami passes away

Kolkata:1/5/20: Legendary Footballer Chuni Goswami died in Kolkata on Thursday afternoon after prolonged illness. He was 82. Chuni Goswami was the captain of gold medal-winning Indian football team of  Jakarta Asiad held in 1962. He was awarded Arjun, Padmasree and several other prestigious awards for his outstanding contributions in the field of Sports. He received Mohonbagan Ratna awards in 2005. The West Bengal Government conferred him the highest civilian award Banga Bibhusan in 2013. Chuni Goswami was captain of Bengal Ranji Cricket team. He was also Sheriff of Kolkata.

President Ram Nath Kovid has expressed sadness at the passing away of football player Chuni Goswami. The President said in his demise, India’s football fans have lost a legend. He extended his condolences to his family, friends and admirers.
The West Bengal Chief Minister Miss Mamata Banerjee has also expressed deep sorrow over demise of the noted footballer.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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