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Former Indian Football Winger Bhupinder Singh Rawat Passes Away at 85

June 30, 2024
Bhupinder Singh Rawat

Legendary Indian footballer Bhupinder Singh Rawat passed away on Saturday after a brief illness, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed. He was 85.

Rawat, a speedy winger who terrorized defenses in the 1960s and 1970s, represented India at the 1969 Merdeka tournament in Malaysia. He was also a star in domestic football, playing for top teams like Delhi Garrison, Gorkha Brigade, and Mafatlal.

Nicknamed “Scooter” by fans for his dazzling pace and ability to weave through defenders despite his small stature, Rawat was a beloved figure in Indian football. He also represented Services and Maharashtra in the prestigious Santosh Trophy, the National Football Championship.

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AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey paid his respects, calling Rawat “a classy winger and also a prolific scorer, who served the game with distinction.” He offered his heartfelt condolences to Rawat’s family.

AIFF Acting Secretary General M. Satyanarayan also expressed his sorrow, remembering Rawat as a “skillful footballer of his time” who captivated audiences with his playing style. He offered condolences on behalf of the entire Indian football fraternity.

Rawat leaves behind his wife, son, and daughter.

Bishal Adhikari

Bishal Adhikari is a Cricket news Writer here at The Ditible. He Also covers news on Sportewave.com and has been following Cricket of Nepal for a long period of Time.

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