Varanasi, Oct 19 :  National woman footballer Poonam Chauhan has died of dengue during her treatment at a private hospital here. She was 29. Poonam, who played for the Indian football team in 2010, passed away here last night. She was admitted in the hospital about a week ago. Also Read - Amid Covid-19 Pandemic, Delhi Defeats Dengue For 2nd Year Running; CM Thanks Citizens

She was a part of the team that had won a gold medal at the South Asian games. She also played for the UP state football team and was one of its most crucial members. Poonam was currently working as a football trainer at Varanasi’s Sigra stadium. She was cremated at Manikarnika ghat today. ALSO READ: PCB chief Shaharyar Khan to return home from London after heart surgery  Also Read - Prince Narula-Yuvika Chaudhary on Getting Dengue And COVID Together: Docs Called at Midnight to Arrange For Blood

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