Pradip Kumar (PK) Banerjee, one of the greatest Indian footballers of all time, died in Kolkata on Friday following a prolonged illness. Here's how prominent sportspersons and organizations paid tributes to the former India captain.
Players, celebrities and journalists
I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. PK Banerjee as well as to the entire Indian football fraternity.
He was a pioneer in every sense of the word, and his achievements will forever have a place in Indian footballing history. Rest in peace.
- Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) March 20, 2020
Heartfelt condolences on the passing of the great Indian footballer PK Banerjee!
Have fond memories of meeting him on a few occasions and the positivity he spread.
May his soul Rest In Peace!���� pic.twitter.com/NqXO2A91wc
- Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 20, 2020
My heartfelt condolences for PK Banerjee one of the finest footballers the country have ever produced. The loss for #IndianFootball will be irreparable ��
My thoughts are with his bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace ���� pic.twitter.com/aaicT4Om64
- Pritam Kotal (@KotalPritam) March 20, 2020
Lost a very dear person today .. someone who I loved and respected enormously.. someone who had so much influence in my career when I was a 18 year old boy .. his positivity was infectious .. may his soul rest in peace .. lost two vry dear persons ths week https://t.co/unRE125C9w
- Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) March 20, 2020
Extremely saddened to hear about the passing away of Legendary P.K.Banerjee. One of the greats of the Indian Football. His contribution towards #IndianFootball will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace. #PKBanerjee #RIP pic.twitter.com/8vFffM3YDx
- Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) March 20, 2020
As a mark of respect to #PKBanerjee, the Indian Football legend, #AIFF has decided that it's flag will fly at half-mast today in #AIFF Delhi Headquarter.@IndianFootball @IndiaSports @KirenRijiju #India #football pic.twitter.com/Sk0XkMyznR
- Praful Patel (@praful_patel) March 20, 2020
Heartbroken & saddened at passing away of football great PK Banerjee - Winner of Arjuna Award, Asian Games Gold, Centennial Order of Merit FIFA, Banga Bibhushan, 2-time Olympian & many more. (1/2)
- Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) March 20, 2020
One of the greats of Indian football PK Banerjee is no more.. once did a memorable tv show with him.. was an encyclopaedia on the sport and spoke on football with an infectious passion. long before the ISL, Chetri, Bhutia, there was PK.. RIP
- Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) March 20, 2020
The legend of PK Banerjee will live on.Yes death at d time of social distancing in a grim looking city will take d sheen out of the farewell. But already the Gd 273 house has so many visitors even before the arrival of the body... pic.twitter.com/xuSzvMBuqs
- Gautam Bhattacharya (@gbsaltlake) March 20, 2020
Had the good fortune of meeting football legend PK Banerjee in Kolkata during the Maidaan schedule in November. Sad to hear about his demise. RIP, the man with the golden kick #PKBanerjee. pic.twitter.com/ckqszWD9Og
- Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) March 20, 2020
- Balwant Singh (@Balwant_Singh17) March 20, 2020
Mumbai City FC
All of us at Mumbai City FC are deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of PK Banerjee, an absolute legend in the annals of Indian sport.
Truly, a huge loss for the nation's footballing fraternity. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/Vel2Eq2sE2
- Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) March 20, 2020
We would like to pay our heartfelt condolences to the family of former Indian footballing legend, PK Banerjee who sadly passed away this afternoon. May his soul rest in peace. ����
- Kerala Blasters FC (@KeralaBlasters) March 20, 2020
Odisha FC condoles the passing of PK Banerjee, the legendary Indian footballer and Coach.
- Odisha FC (@OdishaFC) March 20, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the family and well-wishers of one of the Indian football greats, PK Banerjee, who passed away earlier today.
He inspired the Indian Team to win the Asian Games in 1962. May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/Ym1M4Z0ac7
- FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) March 20, 2020