AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: Former Senior India international Prabhakar Mishra passed away in Ranchi, Jharkhand, on Friday, July 14, 2023, after a brief illness. He was 75.
A reputed footballer in the 1970s, Mishra was a part of the Indian team for the Aga Khan Gold Cup in Dhaka in 1976 and had the distinction of scoring a goal against Sri Lanka.
At the domestic level, Mishra played for Bihar and captained the state team in the Santosh Trophy. After hanging up his boots, Mishra turned to coaching and worked tirelessly to nurture talents in the Bihar-Jharkhand region.
Condoling Mishra’s death, All India Football Federation President Mr. Kalyan Chaubey said: “Prabhakar Mishra’s death is a huge loss for football in Bihar and Jharkhand and the country in general. My heart goes out to his family in this hour of grief.”
AIFF Secretary General Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran said: “Prabhakar Mishra remained dedicated to football throughout his life. I am deeply saddened by his passing away.”