Former footballer Roshan Vats passes away

New Delhi: Former Durand Cupper Roshan Vats, who had performed against prominent British football teams Cameroon and Haward XI way back in 1938, has passed away following a prolonged illness, here.

Vats, 95, breathed his last at a city hospital yesterday and is survived by two daughters.

He had started career as a right-winger in 1930 and was a prominent member of Delhi`s Youngmen Sports Club till 1942. Vats had showed excellent football against Cameroon and Haward XI in 1938, a Delhi Soccer Association release said on Sunday.

Vats was also a part of the Youngmen SC squad, which had reached semifinal of the Durand Cup played at Shimla in the forties.

The DSA had honoured him last year.

PTI

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close