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'The Pele of Asia' Needs Your Help

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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16th April 2019
Dear Supporter,

Thank you all for the love and support.

Your generous contributions have been truly overwhelming and humbling.

Due to the overwhelming response within the few hours of the fundraiser, we expect the  fundraiser to reach more like minded people in the next few weeks, who would like to contribute for the cause.

Thanks
Dear Supporter,

Thank you all for the love and support.

Your generous contributions have been truly overwhelming and humbling.

Due to the overwhelming response within the few hours of the fundraiser, we expect the  fundraiser to reach more like minded people in the next few weeks, who would like to contribute for the cause.

Thanks
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Rs.78,555 raised

Goal: Rs.50,000

1 Day to go

Beneficiary: Poongam Kannan info_outline

Fundraising campaigns (1)

Supporters (168)

AR
Arijit donated Rs.50
PS
Priyanka donated Rs.1,000
SV
SARVESHWARA V donated Rs.150
Avinash
Avinash donated Rs.1,000
M
Malay donated Rs.500
SS
SAVITA SAVITA donated Rs.101