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Gostha Paul Commemorative Stamp

22 Sep 2021  Wed

Gostha Paul was an Indian professional footballer; he was the first captain of the Indian national team between 1920 and 1930. Gostha Paul was born in Bhojeswar, Faridpore, Bengal Presidency (Currently in Bangladesh), later he moved into Calcutta. The nickname of Gostha Paul was ‘Chinner Pracheer’ the wall of China.

Gostha Paul was the best defender player, He started playing football at the age of 11, for team Kumartuli A.C; later at the age of 16, he joined Mohun Began. He was honored as a captaincy of team Mohun Began; he remained as the captain for the next 5 years. In 1924, he was also appointed as the captain of the Indian national football team. He retired in 1935.

The Indian government had issued his commemorative stamp to commemorate him in the year 1998.

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