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Farewell, Amar Bahadur: the man who brought India the 1970 Asiad football bronze

Farewell, Amar Bahadur: the man who brought India the 1970 Asiad football bronze

The death of 73-year-old Amar Bahadur Gurung due to jaundice in New Delhi earlier this week failed to make news in the national media. But it should have - after all, he was the man who gave Indian football one of its few bright moments - the 1970 Bangkok Asian Games bronze medal.

Shyam Thapa exclusive interview about Dehradun Football

Dehradunfootball.com caught up with QuickSilver of Indian football-Shyam Thapa to discuss about Dehradun football- its past and future. The legendary Indian international known for his acrobatic goals along with his immaculate scoring skills made him one of the best Dehradun has produced.

Bhupendra Singh Rawat : Highest Scorer in Durand Cup

August, 2007: Bhupender Rawat turned 66 this month. And it was an emotional moment for him. Rawat visited the state capital to celebrate his birthday among his old friends. He considers his visit to Dehradun a pilgrimage as he started to play football here.

Ram Bahadur, the Dehradun Dynamite Footballer Gorkha

Ram Bahadur: Dehradun's Dynamite

Known as the ‘Dehradun Dyanmite’ in the maidans of Kolkata, Ram Bahadur was one of the greatest midfielder produced by India.

Bir Bahadur, Biru Dai, Dehradun Football, Indian Soccer Hero

Bir Bahadur

Bir Bahadur, who had represented India in the 1966 Bangkok Asiad and endearingly called as 'Forward Cheetah', and also as Biru 'Dai' by his fans. It was in the year 1966, that the football buffs had witnessed the talent of Mr Bahadur in a match between Services and Mohan Bagan.

Chandan Singh Rawat, Tale of a Legend, Dehradun Football

Tale of a Legend : Chandan Singh Rawat

Chandan Singh Rawat was probably a household name in Darjeeling. An ex-Olympian and international football player, Chandan Singh Rawat was a prominent and regular player in the Indian National team - post independence.

Nar Singh Gurung, Dehradun Football

Nar Singh Gurung

Narsingh Gurung, who fought the 1962, 1965 and 1971 wars as a soldier, is one of the great footballers of Dehradun. He was part of the Gorkha Rifles team that won the Durand Cup in 1966 and in 1969.


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