XtraTime Web Desk: Former Mohun Bagan and East Bengal star striker forward Sukalyan Ghosh Dastidar passes away on Monday at a private hospital near EM Bypass at the age of 72. He suffered from serious heart issues.
representing Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and represented the Indian team. He was a member of India’s Bronze winning team in 1970 Asian Games. In 1968, playing in Rajasthan, the striker scored 10 goals. The next year he joined Mohun Bagan. In 1973, he was elected as the captain of the Mohun Bagan team. From 1969 to 1974 he played in Mohun Bagan. In 1975 he moved to East-Bengal and played three years. Sukalyan Ghosh Dastidar lost his temper due to this incident. In the derby match, he punched the referee, Bishnath Dutt.
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The striker scored 72 goals in Mohun Bagan. He plays against Myanmar in Pre-Olympics, led by Habib in 1972. He had 2 goals in 3 matches.
East Bengal Technical director Subhash Bhoumik played with him. He said, “Death doesn’t attract me. I lost my elder son. We lost Gopal Bose (cricketer) a few days earlier. He was my friend and now we lost Sukalyan Ghosh Dastidar. He was a very good friend. “