Former India goalkeeper-turned-coach Bhaskar Maity handed away at a Navi Mumbai hospital on Wednesday. Maity, 67, had suffered an enormous stroke on Tuesday night time.
Probably the most dependable and trendy goalkeepers within the nation within the 1970s and ’80s, Maity made his India debut in opposition to Iraq through the 1978 Asian Video games in Bangkok.
In addition to his exploits on the worldwide stage, Maity represented Maharashtra within the Santosh Trophy from 1975 to 1979.
He was a daily for Mafatlal SC from 1974 to 1980 earlier than becoming a member of Rashtriya Chemical substances and Fertilisers (RCF) in 1981.
“It’s unhappy to listen to that Bhaskar Maity is not any extra. His contribution offered immense worth. I share the grief,” All India Soccer Federation president Praful Patel was quoted as saying on AIFF’s Twitter deal with.
After retiring within the mid-80s, Maity took over as RCF coach and performed a giant position in honing the abilities of India regulars Khalid Jamil and Abhishek Yadav.
Maity is survived by spouse, son and daughter.