Kolkata: Former Indian football player Parimal Dey passed away. It is reported that the 81-year-old died due to ill health.
He was born on May 4, 1941. He has played 5 matches for the Indian team. In the last 1966 Merdeka Cup series held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he played brilliantly in the bronze medal play-off against Korea and helped the Indian team finish third.
He has scored 84 goals for ‘East Bengal’ in club level competition. He has also performed well in league level matches. His Bengal team won the Santosh Trophy twice in 1962 and 1968. In 1971, he won the Rovers Cup with Mohan Bacon.
“Parimal Dey’s demise is a great loss to Indian football. He is known to all of us as Jungle-Day. One of the best players in the country in the 1960s. Even today, he remains in the hearts and minds of the fans,” said All India Football Federation President Kalyan Chaubey.