Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bahadur Singh Bothra, Footballer, Indian National team

Bahadur Singh Bothra of Jiaganj was part of Indian National team (Football) in 1930s. He played in India as well as overseas to represent Indian team. He played football for Mohan Bagan team in league matches. We found his name in as player in 1931 and 1933 in official website of Mohan Bagan club. Dilip Singh Kothari, another famous footballer from Azimganj brought him into this game. Dilip Singh Kothari is also listed in the said website for 1926 and 1927. It is worth noted that D Kothari from Mahasingh Meghraj Kothari family was maternal uncle of Bhadur Singh Bothra.

Besides his hobby in football he was a good businessman and earned reputation working in east Pakistan presently Bangladesh.

He belonged to famous Udaichand Bothra family and was son of late Chunnilal Bothra. He had been President of Jiaganj Sri Sangh for few years. Late Lalit Bothra, Pradip Bothra and Jyoti Singh Bothra are his three sons.

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