Kolkata: Former Olympian football star Mohammad Abdus Sattar, who was part of the 1951 Asian Games gold winning team died on Saturday night.

Sattar (85) suffered from Alzheimer and had breathing problems on Saturday evening as doctors declared him dead of suspected pneumonia.

The legend footballer, who played in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, is survived by a son, two daughters and wife.

Confined to bed in his flat near Park Street here for more than two years, Sattar was a forgotten hero even by his club Mohun Bagan through whom he made his career.

Hearing the news of his death, Mohun Bagan president Swapan Sadhan Bose and former footballers including Shabbir Ali paid their last condolences.

Sattar might have suffered memory loss due to dementia, but he distinctly remembered Mohun Bagan's name, for whom he played from 1950-58, which had recognised his contribution by conferring him with the "Ratna" (jewel) award in 2008.

(Agencies)