With various new projects underway under the banner of “Vision 2047,” Indian football is undergoing a regime shift. In the next 25 years, they want to raise the standing of Indian football at the Asian Pedestal.
Everyone in the community was moved by the sad news that former India international Parimal Dey had died in Kolkata at the age of 81.
Dey scored one goal in five appearances for the national team.
He was the mainstay player of India at the domestic and International level during the 60s and his death has left a vacuum in the hearts and minds of ardent football fans.
He was popularly call as “Jangla da “ among local fans.
Former India Football Player Parimal Dey’s demise comes as a big loss for @IndianFootball
Jangla-da, as he was known to us,was one of the best schemers of 1960s, and remains in the hearts and minds of the fans till date.
My thoughts go out to his family
#OmShanti ओम शांति । ওঁ pic.twitter.com/BCdTnuBy4f
— Kalyan Chaubey (@kalyanchaubey) February 1, 2023
He had a standout domestic career for East Bengal, scoring 84 goals and captaining the team in 1968.
In addition to this, he had a remarkable record, having claimed the Calcutta Football League and IFA Shield three times each, in 1966, 1970, and 1973, respectively.
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) February 1, 2023
He was also a part of the team that twice won the Durand Cup, in 1967 and 1970, respectively.
His flawless performance as a player resulted in his team winning the Rovers Cup three times, in 1967, 1969, and 1973, respectively.
Dey was also member of Mohun Bagan’s squad which successfully won Rovers Cup in 1971.
Once he retired from International football he offered his services in distinct capacities and he was also conferred “Banga Bhushan award” by the West Bengal Government in 2019.
When it comes to work front, Indian football recently extended partnership across stakeholders in Kashmir so that sport can flourish in the valley and it can provide massive opportunity to young football players to showcase their skills in front of local crowd.