In a couple of weeks from now, the insanity for the Arsenals, the Barcelonas, and the Chelseas (and not to forget the Manchesters, Madrids, and Milans) will take over the world, leaving stories of a Derbyshire, an East Bengal
, a Fluminense, a Groningen, a Hannover unheard, sidelined, buried, forgotten and forlorn.
The seven clubs included East Bengal
, Mohun Bagan, Churchill Brothers, Minerva Punjab, Aizawl FC, NEROCA and Gokulam Kerala.
Major General S M Salahuddin Islam was commissioned in the Corps of Infantry with 17th BMA Long Course in 1987 and was posted to 21st Battalion of the East Bengal
On the occasion, Armando Colaco (former Indian National Team, Dempo Club and East Bengal
Coach) was the chief guest from Goa and Melzer Menezes was the special invitee.
Bose had been involved with the management of iconic football club Mohun Bagan in which the group reportedly had invested along with another soccer giant, East Bengal
. Bose was granted bail in January, 2018.
And Durga was a favourite raga of Imrat whose music too had roots in pre-partition East Bengal
. (Incidentally, Arshad Mehmood's two endearing compositions of Faiz and Miraji are sung in Durga by Tina Sani and Tahira Syed respectively).
Taking the debate on language in the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan in February 1948, and the subsequent views of the founder and first Governor General of the country, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, during his March 1948 tour of East Bengal
, this paper exhibits the fraught nature of the debate on language in Pakistan.
He maintained that both the poets spent significant parts of their lives in the then East Bengal
, now Bangladesh and that folk culture and struggling life of people of East Bengal
became the subject of their literary creations.
Neither Mohanbagan nor East Bengal
, I was a zealous fan of Mohammedan Sporting!
Finance was mostly in the hands of Hindus and when they migrated to India, East Bengal
was stranded with closed down factories.
And one further back came the two most storied clubs in Indian football -- Mohun Bagan and East Bengal
. To add to the sense of spectacle, Minerva were up against the Goa-based Churchill Brothers, who had won the second of their national titles as recently as 2012-13.