KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporing Club on Friday paid rich tribute to late club president Sultan Ahmed who passed away earlier this week after suffering a heart attack.
A condolence meeting was held at Mohammedan Sporing Club tent where Kolkata’s football fraternity revisited the memories of Sultan Ahmed.
The condolence meeting was attended by Former Sports Minister of West Bengal Madan Mitra, AIFF Senior Vice President Subrata Dutta, Mayor of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation Sabyasachi Dutta, Mohun Bagan Finance Secretary Debasish Dutta, East Bengal Ground Secretary Dipankar Chakraborty, Mohammedan Sporting Club office bearers and Sultan Ahmed’s family beside Indian football stalwarts such as Subhash Bhowmick, Aloke Mukherjee, Manash Bhattacharya, Bidesh Bose, Dipendu Biswas, Prasanta Chakraborty, Mridul Banerjee, Biswajit Bhattacharya and Tope Ayodeji Fuja.
Paying glowing tribute to Sultan Ahmed, Mohammedan Sporting Club Working President Jameel Manzar said: “Sultan Ahmed’s death is a big loss for not only Mohammedan Sporting Club, Bengal but Indian football. The void his death created will hardly be filled.”
“He was an administrator with a footballing heart. He was an inspiration, and in times of crisis we used to look upto him every time. the light has gone out of our lives,” said Mohammedan Sporting Club General Secretary Ghazal uz Zafar.
Legendary Indian striker Dipendu Biswas said: “Indian football has lost a true sports administrator, a dynamic personality, a man with a vision who will be remembered for bringing in major transformation to the Mohammedan Sporting Club.”
“I am deeply saddened to know about the demise of Sultan Ahmed. He was one of those administrators for whom the game of football was above everything else. My thoughts are with his family, ” Subrata Dutta said.
Mr. Madan Mitra said: “Sultan Ahmed was one person who had well wishers all over the country. His untiring efforts will be remembered for generations and his contributions will remain unparalleled. It’s everyone responsibility over here to make sure that Mohammedan Sporting Club reaches where it should be.”