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Yesteryears city footballer Bangera passes away

10:55 PM Jun 10, 2021 | FPJ News Service

Mumbai: Yester years football great Shekhar Bangera passed away in Udipi, Mangalore on Wednesday night. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Legendary Maharashtra and Orkay Mills goalkeeper Bangera was 74.

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Bangera was under treatment for Covid-19 at Mahesh Hospital, Brahmavar, but he lost the fight and succumbed to the virus.

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The lanky custodian started his career with New India Assurance. The reliable Bangera who showed a safe pair of hands was later roped in by Bombay's (now Mumbai) leading football club Orkay Mills and also represented Maharashtra in the Santosh Trophy for the National Championships. He was currently associated with the Dhanbad Football Academy, which he was instrumental in setting up.

He was laid to rest on Thursday morning.

According to a statement issued here by city-based club Karnatak Sporting Association, Bangera was under treatment for COVID-19 at Mahesh Hospital, Brahmavar and lost his fight against the virus on Wednesday.

The lanky custodian started his career with 'New India Assurance'.

Bangera, who showed a safe pair of hands, was later roped in by Bombay's (now Mumbai) leading football club Orkay Mills and also represented Maharashtra in the Santosh Trophy for the National Championships.

He was also associated with the Dhanbad Football Academy, which he was instrumental in setting up.

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