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Former football captain Badal Roy is no more

Published : Sunday, 22 November, 2020 at 6:00 PM  Count : 234

Former football captain Badal Roy is no more

Former football captain Badal Roy is no more

Former national football team captain Badal Roy passed away at a hospital on Sunday afternoon.

He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Bangladesh Medical College Hospital at about 5.35pm. He was 62.

Roy was suffering from liver cancer as well as a few other ailments including kidney problem.

He left behind his wife, a son, a daughter and a host of well-wishers.

Badal was admitted in the ICU of Asgar Ali Hospital after he fell sick on November 5 and later Shifted to Square Hospital on November 11 as his condition deteriorated further.

Badal's wife Madhury Roy said at that time that her husband was suffering from kidney problem.

He survived from the deadly coronavirus in August. Earlier in 2017 he survived from a brain hemorrhage following two successful surgeries at the Gleneagles Hospital and Medical Centre in Singapore.

Badal also captained the Bangladesh national team about five-year spell.

After retirement from playing football, Badal Roy got engaged himself in country's sports organisation and become vice-president of the Bangladesh Football Federation, Deputy Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association and Treasurer of National Sports Council.

Badal Roy played for Mohammedan Sporting Club for almost two decades after making his debut for the Motijheel-based outfit in 1977. He was also the captain of Mohammedan Sporting Club from 1981 to 1986.

Roy ran for the president's post in BFF's recent election, losing eventually to incumbent Kazi Salahuddin.

Just after his retirement from club Football, Roy got involved in football organisation, becoming vice-president of the Bangladesh Football Federation. He also acted as Mohammedan's manager in various terms.

Badal Roy was born in July 4 in 1957 in Duadkanti upazilla of Cumilla and completed SSC examination in 1972.  

Meanwhile,State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahis Ahsan Russell MP, BOA, BSJA condoled the death of Badal Roy.


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