AIFF condoles Shanmugam's death
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Friday condoled the demise of former Indian footballer Thulukhanamm Shanmugam who passed away in Bangalore on Thursday.
Shanmugam was a part of the Gold Medal winning squad of the 1951 Asian Games in Delhi and also represented India in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He was 92.
Shanmugam made his debut on Mar 7, 1951 against Afghanistan in the semifinal of Asian Games in New Delhi.
Apart from that, he also represented India in another match - in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics against Yugoslavia.
General Secretary of the All India Football Federation, Kushal Das said: "Shanmugam will be alive in his achievements. He was a legendary footballer and someone who has been the inspiration of so many generations. May he Rest in Peace."
Shanmugam represented Mysore in the Santosh Trophy 1949-54. He also stayed a winning member of the Santosh Trophy winning squad in 1952.
He also coached Salgaocar SC and Goa.