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T. Shanmugham

Thulukhanam Shanmugham (19 June 1920 – 13 December 2012) was an Indian footballer who represented his country in the 1952 Olympic Games.[1]

Playing career

Born in Austin Town, Bangalore,[2] Shanmugham played for Mysore State for most of his career, spurning offers to play for teams from Kolkata.[2] He was a gold medalist at the first Asian Games in 1951.[2]

Coaching career

After retiring from his playing career, Shanmugham became a coach and achieved two Federation Cup victories as manager of Salgaocar.[2]

Career outside football

Shanmugham was a police officer by profession and served the Mysore city police for 35 years, working as a security officer to two state governors.[2]


  1. ^ Prashanth, GN (13 June 2010). "Enduring passion". Times of India. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Sukumar, Dev S (27 June 2010). "A great footballer remembers the barefoot generation". Daily News and Analysis (India).

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