India Post today issued stamp(4 stamps 25 Rs 25 Rs,5 Rs,5 Rs ) and a Miniature sheet (60 Rs) on FIFA World cup 2014.Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi released the set of stampe at Delhi .According to India Post these stamps will be available at all Philatelic Bureaux after 6.30 PM today.
Gostha Paul (August 20, 1896 – April 8, 1976) was a professional football player. He was born in Bhojeswar, (currently located in Bangladesh ). He moved to Kolkata when he was an infant and lived there till his very last days.
Nicknamed as \”Cheener Pracheer\” (The Wall of China) he was one of the best defenders of contemporary Indian football. He joined Mohun Bagan at the age of 16. In 1921, Gostho Paul was honored with the captaincy of the Mohun Bagan football team, and he remained as the club captain for next 5 years. In 1924, he was also appointed as the captain of the Indian national football team. He retired in 1935.He was the first Indian footballer to be honoured with the Padam Shree in 1962.
Mohun Bagan is an Indian football club club based in Kolkata. It is one of the oldest football clubs in Asia, having been established in 1889. The football team has been successful since its establishment and has maintained its status as one of India\’s most successful clubs, having won multiple trophies of national significance Mohun Bagan was the first Indian team to defeat a European team, when they defeated the East Yorkshire Regiment 2-1 to lift the 1911 IFA Shield.Mohun Bagan A.C became the first Indian club in 1990-1991 to join official Asian competition when they played in the inaugural Asian Cup Winners Cup competition.