Staff reporter ; Kolkata, 23 January: Renowned Indian Footballer and former National coach P.K. Banerjee who was admitted to a South Kolkata Superspeciality hospital on 21 January following deterioration of his condition,is recovering well and ‘responding to the ongoing treatment’.
The 83 years old legendary footballer who was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri in 1990 and was named Indian Footballer of the 20th century by the International Football Federation and won the Gold medal in 1962 Asian Games,was admitted to Hospital with various old age ailments.
Banerjee who has been suffering from electrolyte imbalance, urinary problem, Parkinson’s Disease, and Dementia,underwent several investigations since his admission to the Hospital.
A multi disciplinary Medical Board headed by eminent Neurologist L.N Tripathy and also comprised Dr Sunandan Basu, Dr. Kaushik Sent and Dr. Tanmay Banerjee have been set up to monitor his condition round the clock.
Issuing a medical bulletin here this afternoon the Board said his overall condition was satisfactory and he seems to be responding to the ongoing treatment. However, it did not mention anything about when he would be released from the hospital.