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National level woman footballer dies of dengue

October 19, 2016 15:07 IST

National woman’s footballer Poonam Chauhan has died of dengue on Tuesday.

Poonam ChauhanShe was 29.

Poonam, who played for the Indian football team in 2010, was being treated at a private hospital in Varanasi where she was admitted a week ago.

She was a part of the team that had won a gold medal at the South Asian Games. She also played for the UP state football team and was one of its most crucial members.

Poonam was working as a football trainer at Varanasi's Sigra stadium.

She was cremated at Manikarnika ghat Wednesday.

Image: Poonam Chauhan

Photograph: Twitter

 

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