Shekhar Bangera, former India captain and goalkeeper, succumbs to COVID-19

Former Maharashtra goalkeeper Shekhar Bangera has died after battling COVID-19. Bangera, a former Orkay Mills participant, died on Wednesday evening in Udipi, Mangalore.

He was 74 and is survived by his spouse and two daughters.

In accordance to an announcement issued right here by city-based membership Karnatak Sporting Affiliation, Bangera was beneath therapy for COVID-19 at Mahesh Hospital, Brahmavar and misplaced his struggle in opposition to the virus on Wednesday.

The lanky custodian began his profession with ‘New India Assurance’.

Bangera, who confirmed a protected pair of palms, was later roped in by Bombay’s (now Mumbai) main soccer membership Orkay Mills and additionally represented Maharashtra within the Santosh Trophy for the Nationwide Championships.

He was additionally related to the Dhanbad Soccer Academy, which he was instrumental in organising.

He was laid to relaxation on Thursday morning.

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