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'The Pele of Asia' Needs Your Help
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    Vaibhav Joshi
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Poongam Kannan

    from Kolkata, West Bengal

In 1968, the  legendary German coach Dettmar Cramer, called Poongam Kannan, the Pele of Asia. His mesmerising skills on the ball left people, teammates and opponents spell bound. He played for 8 long years with Mohun Bagan and 2 years with East Bengal , and formerly  captained the Indian National Team.
Our hero of yesteryear’s is languishing in poverty , surviving on water and rice, often skipping meals due to his financial condition. Suffering from high bouts of Uric Acid and now a stroke , he finds him self admitted with no money to pay bills or for medication and nutrition.
He once lamented “for the country and state for which I gave my everything, I’ve received nothing in return”
Most of us might have not seen him play , but the least we can do is wipe clean the ignorance of our ancestors.
We’ve set up a fundraiser to contribute whatever little we can to help someone whom was Once our captain , our leader and is still our legend. 

Any contribution will be highly valued. The funds raised would be for his livelihood and the medical expenses.

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