The All India Football Federation (AIFF) condoles the death of Anjan Mitra, former General Secretary, Mohun Bagan Athletic Club. Mr. Mitra was suffering from prolonged illness and is survived by his wife and daughter. He was 73.
A chartered accountant by profession, he took over as the General Secretary of the Club in 1995, a post which he held till 2018.
In a letter to Mohun Bagan, Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF described Mr. Mitra “as a very capable football administrator” whose passion for football was unparalleled.
Mr. Das wrote: “The AIFF fraternity is shocked to hear the sad demise of Mr. Anjan Mitra, the former General Secretary, Mohun Bagan. Mr. Mitra will be remembered for his contribution to the club and the Indian football in his capacity as General Secretary of Mohun Bagan AC.”
“On behalf of President Mr. Praful Patel and all Staff of AIFF, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family for this tragic and irreparable loss. We pray to God to give peace to the departed soul, and give the family members enough courage and strength to bear this irreparable loss,” he further wrote.