Udupi: Former Indian football team captain Shekhar Bangera succumbs to coronavirus


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Udupi, Jun 10: Shekhar Paddu Bangera (74), former captain of the Indian football team, fell victim to coronavirus infection on Thursday June 10.

Bangera had recently been infected with the disease. He was admitted into Mahesh Hospital Brahmavar for treatment. But the treatments failed to save his life.

His funeral is scheduled to be performed here on Thursday itself.



Shekhar, who hails from Badanidiyoor here, was the Indian football team's goalkeeper cum captain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Christopher Nathaniel Shatananda, Mysore

    Sat, Jun 12 2021

    Shekhar Bangera was one of my favourite goalkeepers along with Sudhir and Brahmanand (both from Goa) Bhasker Ganguly (Bengal) and Sunderesan (Karnataka). He along with his team mates Bernard, Arthur Pereira, Srinivas Salian and others representing Orkay Mills, Mumbai had come for an exhibition match in Mysore. He was a great foot baller and was followed by many in India. May his soul rest in peace and God comfort the bereaving family.

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  • Abhijeet Pradeep Mendon, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 11 2021

    One of the best coach ever I met, may ur soul rest in peace, condolence to u family.

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  • Krishna Bahadur, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Rest in Peace

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  • Kishor Choudhari, PUNE

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    My 1st coach of U-16 Maharashtra Team,was an true legend n an gentleman.May his soul rest in peace 🙏

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  • Johnson Fernandes, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    I still remember Bangera sir who had given me my first break into football in Bombay at MDFA ground parel just can't forget it since than played for Saki Village, Jai Bharat, Sutarwar Boy & many other clubs including private tournaments and WFA games he was a mentor to many footballers and a great coach and footballer RIP coach

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  • Pravin Shetty, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    One of the yester years Indian Football star , A excellent Goalkeeper and able coach helping youngsters in Mumbai for last many years. A star has set for Our Football faternity in Mumbai. May his soul get Sadgati Om Shanti.

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  • Francis J. Saldanha, Moodubelle/Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Felt terribly sad about untimely demise of former India's star football player/Goalkeeper/Captain. Heartfelt condolences to his family members. Literally shocked to read that we do had in our Midst a star player of Yesteryears. In a digital world how come most of us were not aware about this gentle giant of a sportsman, was living in our neighborhood. Hard to believe but fact of the matter is probably no government organization came forward to highlight his football journey! I salute Shekher Bangera for your love for the game & played it to the highest level. R. I. P. Sir,

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  • Anonymous, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    A noble soul. He Always had the passion for the game and liked to train young kids even in his old age . Om shanti 🙏

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    One of the finest goalkeepers India has ever produced along with Brahmanand & Bhaskar Ganguly..... Shekhar, Bernard Pereira, Prakash Shetty , Chathunni were the star players of Mumbai based Orkay Mills Limited, Mumbai in the 70s.....In our younger days, there used to be a football tournament named 'Sait Nagjee Rolling Trophy' where all major Indian football clubs used to participate..... We were fortunate enough to watch him in play every year in the 70s..... Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Shekhar :( :( :(

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  • Max, Mumbai

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    I was fortunate enough to learn from him when he coached our team Tonians in Sakinaka. Sad to hear of his untimely demise. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Derick Andrade, Udupi/Dubai

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    May is soul RIP.

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  • M.S.D, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Never knew we have such a Athlete in our Areas.!! RIP

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  • G Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    SOCCER is a world top ranking game! GOALKEEPER was an very efficient player so also very prestigious position to the team/respective country. Many of us do not know till date such a hidden Gem living in Coastal region of Karnataka! If he was belongs to the other states of India, he was a shining star Like Tendulkar, PT Usha, Vishwanathan Anand.... so on. Even reputed Indian companies were failed to sponsor to this noble soul. God alone know his situation which is unacceptable!! That's it. May his soul rest in peace (Om..Shanthi). Heart felt condolences to the bereaved family and friends.

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  • N S Shetty, Surathkal

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Om Shanti..... Sadly Football is not seeing much action here.....

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  • Amith, udupi

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    May your soul rest in peace ..i will always cherish our friendship ..i will miss you

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Never knew about such a sporting icon. Om shanti.

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  • kujuma, mangaluru

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    RIP..never knew such a great personality lives in Udupi..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Thu, Jun 10 2021

    Rest in Peace ...

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