Padma Shree recipient, ex player of Mohun Bagan, Sailen Manna turns 85 today.
He is the former Indian captain of Asian Games gold medal winning team in 1951 who played his entire career for Mariners from 1942 to 1960, he became captain of Mohun Bagan team for six years from 1950 to 1955. India won four successive titles in the South East Asian quadrangular meet (India, Pakistan, Burma and Sri Lanka) between 1952 and 1955. In 2000, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) named him the `Indian Footballer of the Millennium".
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