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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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17th May 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support.

We are transferring the rest of the amount (collected in usd) to his wife. Please keep him your prayers.

Thanks
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support.

We are transferring the rest of the amount (collected in usd) to his wife. Please keep him your prayers.

Thanks
1st May 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support.

We have some unfortunate news to share with you all. Mr.Kannan passed away recently. We are transferring the rest of the amount to his wife. Please keep him your prayers.

Thanks
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support.

We have some unfortunate news to share with you all. Mr.Kannan passed away recently. We are transferring the rest of the amount to his wife. Please keep him your prayers.

Thanks
20th April 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support.

Due to an amazing response we have been able to raise sufficient funds. As a result we are closing the fundraiser earlier than previously planned. Thank you all once again for the amazing response.

Thanks 
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support.

Due to an amazing response we have been able to raise sufficient funds. As a result we are closing the fundraiser earlier than previously planned. Thank you all once again for the amazing response.

Thanks 
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Rs.81,155 raised

Goal: Rs.50,000

Beneficiary: Poongam Kannan info_outline

Fundraising campaigns (1)

Supporters (170)

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Anonymous donated Rs.100
VS
Vaishnav donated Rs.2,500

God bless

AR
Arijit donated Rs.50
PS
Priyanka donated Rs.1,000
SV
SARVESHWARA V donated Rs.150
Avinash
Avinash donated Rs.1,000