Abdul Latif, a former midfielder of the Indian football team and a key member of the 1970 Bangkok Asian Games bronze medalist team, died in Guwahati on Monday.
According to reports, he has a son and two daughters in his family. A relative of Latif said, 'He was troubled by age related diseases and he breathed his last on the evening of 23 March 2020 and there he was cremated on Tuesday.'
Latif was born in Mysore, Karnataka but later he settled in Guwahati. He represented India in the Asia Cup qualifier 1968 and the Merdeka Cup 1969, but his greatest achievement was being part of the last Indian team that managed to win a medal at the Asian Games. After retiring from football, he became a coach.