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AIFF condoles Prasanta Dora's untimely demise

27 Jan 2021, 00:18 GMT+10

New Delhi [India], January 26 (ANI): The All India Football Federation has condoled the untimely death of former India international goalkeeper Prasanta Dora, who passed away in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Dora made his international debut against Nepal in the SAF Games in Kathmandu in 1999 where India went on to win the bronze medal. He represented India in 4 official matches.

Dora was suffering from Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and he was admitted in a Kolkata hospital since December 28, reported

AIFF president Praful Patel in his condolence message said: "It is sad to hear that Prasanta Dora is no more. I share the grief."AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said: "Prasanta Dora was a very talented goalkeeper who played with repute at the international and domestic level. My condolences to his family. We pray for his soul to rest in peace."At the domestic level, Dora had represented Bengal in the Santosh Trophy in 2000, and 2001, while at the club level, he played for East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Tollygunge Agragami, Mohammedan Sporting and JCT.

He was part of East Bengal's triumphant squad which won the CFL in 1999. He also helped Mohun Bagan to win the IFA Shield in 2003, the Airlines Gold Cup in 20042005, and the CFL in 2005. (ANI)

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