Indian basketball legend Gulam Abbas Moontasir handed away in Mumbai on Tuesday night time after extended sickness . He was 80.
A former India males’s group captain, Moontasir led India in 1969 and 1975 Asian Basketball Championships and was chosen within the Asian All-Star group in 1970. In his lengthy and illustrious profession, he constructed a repute for aggressive play and was fiercely aggressive on courtroom.
He was conferred on the Arjuna Award in 1970.
Born in Mumbai in 1942, he picked up basketball on the age of 9, whereas Moontasir’s elder brothers had been into physique constructing. Moontasir picked up basketball from American missionaries in Nagpada, and finally went on to characterize India in 1958, on the age of 16.
“We had been colleagues on the Western Railway after which he moved to the Central Railway. I knew him for a very long time as a result of I used to play basketball initially, and he would at all times be there. He and Zafar bhai, so I’ve actually grown up with them and it’s very unhappy to listen to the information,” former India ladies’s cricket group captain Diana Edulji, who was a colleague and a pal of Moontasir, informed Sportstar. “Might his household have the braveness to bear the loss…”
After retiring from the game in 1986, on the age of 44, Moontasir wrote a guide, titled ‘Rules of Basketball’.
He additionally featured in two Bollywood movies – Khoon Ki Takkar in 1981 and Aashiana in 1986.
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Publish date: 2022-11-16 13:24:26
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