Legendary footballer and well known sports organizer Badal Roy was cremated at the Bardeshwari Kali temple and crematorium in Sabujbagh Thana of the capital on Monday.
Before the cremation, sports personalities, sports organizers, politicians, journalists, fans and well-wishers of Badal Roy paid the final tributes to their beloved star footballer and organizer.
The body of Badal Roy was first brought to his favourite Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited where he spent his entire career before serving the black and whites as team manager and official until his death.
Hundreds of Mohammedans’ officials, supporters, former and current players paid their respect to one of their most celebrated footballers and a life-time member of the club with flowers and bouquets Monday morning.
After staying around 45 minutes in his favorite club, his body was taken to the Bangabandhu National Stadium Monday noon where he had glorious memories as player and manager of the club and as well as in the national team.
Former and current sportsmen, sports organizers, colleagues, fans, representatives of different sports federations and organizations paid the last homage to their iconic forwards of the 1980s.
Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh was also present at the stadium to pay his tribute.
Finally, the body Badal taken to Sabujbag’s Bardeshwari Kali temple and crematorium for cremation, where his fellow former national footballer Abdul Gaffar, his friends, family members and peoples of his locality were present.
Former national star footballer of 80’s, national sports award winner, former sports secretary of DUCSU Badal Roy passed away Sunday evening at 5:35 pm while undergoing treatment at Bangladesh Medical College Hospital in the city.
A footballer of the highest talent in his time in Bangladesh, Badal Roy made debut in the traditional Dhaka Mohammedan SC in 1977, spent his whole career of about 12 years with the black and whites and about five year for the national team.
After his retirement from playing football, Badal Roy got engaged himself in country’s sports organisation and become joint secretary, vice-president of BFF, vice president and deputy secretary general of Bangladesh Olympic Association and Treasurer of National Sports Council, apart from serving MSC in different capacities .
Source: United News of Bangladesh