April 22, 2024

Chuni Goswami Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 15, 2023

Short Biography

Chuni Goswami was born on 15-01-1938 in Kishorganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was an Indian Football Player & Cricket Player who awarded Padma Shri in 1984.

Other Name: Subimal Goswami
Other Professions: Cricket Player

Chuni Goswami Complete Bio & Career

Chuni Goswami’s actual name was Subimal Goswami. He was a first class cricketer and an international football player. He was born and raised in Kishoreganj District which is now in Bangladesh till partition. He then relocated to Kolkata with his family. 
He was one of the best footballers then used to play as centre forward. He had represented India in over 50 matches and was a part of the gold winning team at the 1962 Asian Games where he captained the national side. Under his leadership India also won the silver medal at Asia Cup in 1964 held in Tel Aviv. Throughout his career, he played for Mohun Bagan and was one of their unforgotten heroes. 
In addition to football, he also played cricket for Bengal Ranji Trophy team and was a fast bowler.  Post retirement, he also served as manager of Tata Football Academy and Indian National Football team as well. 

Chuni Goswami Popular Videos

Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1963 Football
Padma Shri Civilian Award 1984 Sports

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Chuni Goswami was suffering from prostate complications & sugar disease. He was admitted to a city hospital on 30-04-2020 (Thursday) due to breathing complications. On the same day, he died around 05:00 PM in the hospital. He died at the age of 82 in a hospital in Kolkata due to a cardiac arrest.

DEATHDAY 30 April,2020 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Kolkata, West Bengal

Chuni Goswami Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Name Not Known
Mother Name Not Known
Brother Manik Goswami
Sister None
Wife Basanti Goswami
Son Sudipto Goswami

He was born in a Hindu Bengali family. He had an elder brother named Manik Goswami. He was married to Basanti Goswami and had a son named Sudipto Goswami.

Life's Important Dates Of Chuni Goswami

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Kishoreganj, Bangladesh
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kolkata, West Bengal, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling and Cooking
Marital Status Married
Debut Football Debut - 1956
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Diego Maradona , Sourav Ganguly
Favorite Sport Cricket and Football
Favorite Actress Vidya Balan
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar
Favorite Place Tel Aviv

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Chuni Goswami

  • In addition to football and cricket, he also played hockey and lawn tennis.
  • He was won various awards during his illustrious career and the most noted one among them are Padma Shri and Mohun Bagan Ratna.
  • He also played a cameo in Bengali film Prothom Prem.

Chuni Goswami Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Chuni Goswami was 82 years 3 months & 15 days old age.