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Former India footballer Veeru Babu dead

September 06, 2020 00:11 IST

Image used for representational purposes

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Former international footballer V Veeru Babu died at a hospital in Visakhapatnam, where he was undergoing treatment, on Saturday.

He was 63 and is survived by his wife and three sons.

Called the "Little Goal-getter" by fellow players, the Visakhapatnam-born Babu played for Railways for several years.


He also played for Bengal Nagpur Railways (BNR Club). Babu was the vice-captain of the India Railways team during 1981 World Railways Football Championship in Nigeria, and was appreciated with a $200 cash prize by the Nigerian Railways for his performance.

Kosaraju Gopal Krishna, President of APFA and DFA, condoled Babu's death, terming it a big loss to the football community.

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