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Legendary Indian footballer Ahmed Khan passes away after prolonged illness

Ahmed Khan, a member of India’s gold winning football team at the first Asian Games in 1951, passed away at the age of 91 after prolonged illness. A prolific striker, Khan represented India in two Olympic Games — 1948 in London and 1952 in Helsinki apart from two Asian Games in Delhi and 1954 in Manila. Khan, who played as a striker represented India in 11 matches and made his debut against France in the London Olympics. He scored 3 goals including one against Yugoslavia in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Besides, he was also a member of the victorious back to back Quadrangular Trophy winning Indian squad in 1953 and 1954. Khan was also known for being an East Bengal legend and was a part of the famous ‘Pancha Pandavas’ of red and gold. The other four were Venkatesh, Saleh, Appa Rao and Dhanraj.

Source: JanatakaReporter

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