Former Delhi football team captain Hasan passes away

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Former Delhi state football captain and national referee Syed Nasir Hasan has passed away after a brief illness, according to Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) on Monday.

He was 73. He was buried on Monday morning and a large number of former and current footballers attended his funeral and paid rich tributes.

Apart from the officials of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), DSA’s president Subhash Chopra and the managing committee expressed their deep condolences over his untimely death.

Hasan started his football career in the sixties. He did his schooling at Anglo Arabic School and graduation from Delhi College.

He was one of the high profile defenders and represented Delhi State Senior team in the Santosh Trophy in 1973.