Legendary goalkeeper Peter Thangaraj passes away

November 25th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) India’s legendary goalkeeper Peter Thangaraj passed away in Bokaro Monday night following a heart-attack. He was 74.Thangaraj, nicknamed ‘lamp post’ during his playing days, is survived by his wife, a son and three daughters.

He belonged to the golden era of India football and was part of the team that won gold in the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta and finished runners-up in the 1964 Asia Cup in Tel Aviv.

Thangaraj also played in the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympics. India finished fourth in Melbourne, which remained its best performance in the mega event.

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