Remember this elderly couple from West Bengal, who had been to every Football World Cup since 1982?
Pannalal Chatterjee and his wife Chaitali were such huge fans of the Brazilian football team that even the great Pele had recognised the couple during the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA.
Well, after travelling all over the world with his wife Chaitali for 10 editions of the FIFA World Cup, Pannalal Chatterjee has passed away at the age of 86.
Football fans all over the country have been mourning the loss of one of their own.
The Greatest Football Fan of India Pannalal Chatterjee who has witnessed 10 World Cups Passes away – RIP pic.twitter.com/Pknmf8C6h5— Gautam Roy (@gautamfootball) December 17, 2019
Indian Football will miss you. Rest in peace Mr. Pannalal Chatterjee. pic.twitter.com/nwByj6PErL— Mariners’ Army (@ArmyMariners) December 17, 2019
A veteran of 10 World Cups, Pannalal Chatterjee’s love for the game was unparalleled in India. Fans are the most important part of football culture and no one understood that better than Pannalal. Rest in peace! #SuperFans #FootballCulture— World1 Sports (@World1Sports) December 18, 2019
Image Courtesy: I-League pic.twitter.com/KW16z1IEF5
Pannalal Chatterjee, one of the most ardent football fans across 🇮🇳— Partho Bardhan (@bardhan_partho) December 17, 2019
Rest in peace 😔😌 pic.twitter.com/7qhQisoLJ0
Pannalal Chatterjee Passes Away!— Delhi Mariners (@delhi_mariners) December 17, 2019
From Spain 1982 to Russia 2018, Pannalal and his wife witnessed 10 FIFA World Cup.He has created a legacy for the generation of football lovers.
Both are also Ardent @Mohun_Bagan Fan.
2022 Qatar will miss you!RIP!@IndianFootball @FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/WkG3Nf5757
RIP sir, you will be missed!