Goodbye : Asian champion footballer Chandrashekhar died at the age of 86, was part of 1960 Rome Olympics
India's star footballer and Olympian O Chandrasekhar has said goodbye to the world. He was part of the gold-winning team in the 1962 Asian Games. Chandrashekhar breathed his last today at the age of 86 years. There is a wave of mourning in the football world due to his passing. The All India Football Federation has condoled his death and paid its tributes.
Indian football team defender Chandrashekhar was a part of the Rome Olympics in 1960. He was also a part of the Indian team that won the gold medal at the 1962 Asian Games. Apart from this, he was also an important part of the Indian team that finished runners-up in the AFC Asian Cup in 1964.
The Indian footballer popularly known as Olympian Chandrasekhar made his debut in the Asian Cup qualifiers in 1959. At the domestic level, he used to lead Maharashtra in the Santosh Trophy. He was a part of this team from 1959–1965 and was part of the team that won the tournament in 1963. He also played for the Caltex club from 1958–1966.