Former India footballer Subhas Bhowmick passed away at the age of 72 after a prolonged illness, sources in the medical establishment said.
Bhowmick (72), popularly known as ‘Bhombolda’ was hospitalised with diabetic problems and kidney ailments and died at around 3.30 am on Saturday, they said.
Bhowmick was a striker and played for East Bengal and Mohun Bagan and represented India in several international tournaments.
He was a successful football coach and had coached clubs like East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan Sporting, Salgaocar and Churchill Brothers.
For India, he was part of the Asian Games-bronze medal winning squad in 1970 as he also represented the country in the next edition in 1974. He also scored a hat-trick against the Philippines in the Merdeka Cup in 1971.
His career was also marred with controversy as he was arrested after being found guilty in bribery case and was jailed back in 2005.
(With inputs from agencies)