Kolkata: East Bengal’s ASEAN Cup winning midfielder Kuluthugan passed away after a
major road accident on Saturday. Kuluthungan also won I-League and Federation Cup
titles for East Bengal.
The 39-year-old footballer died in a tragic bike accident on Saturday morning in
his village in Tamil Nadu. He was returning from a programme when the accident
Not only did he play in Kolkata Maidan in East Bengal’s jersey. He is also former
footballers of Mohanbagan, Mohamedan sporting, Bhawanipore FC. In the national
level, he played for Viva Kerala, Mumbai FC. He also captained his team Tamil Nadu
for the Santosh trophy. He took retirement in 2014.
He came to limelight in 2014 while playing for East Bengal. He was better known as
Kuku among the other footballers. He played for East Bengal from 2002-2004. During
this period, EB won I-league twice. East Bengal also won ASEAN cup. He played with
players like Baichung Bhutia, Okoro, Junior, Bijen, Raman Bijayan.
We at Mohammedan Sporting Club deeply saddened to hear about the untimely demise of former midfielder Kalia Kulothungan. Remembering his wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/ORzrrZvOYC
— Mohammedan SC (@MDSCOfficial) July 28, 2018
Mohammedan Sporting Club has tweeted and paid tributes to him.