Former India international footballer C. Jabir dies in a road mishap
Jabir, a defender who played mostly on the right wing, made his international debut along with Bhaichung Bhutia, at the 1995 Nehru Cup in Calcutta.
Former India international footballer C Jabir died in a road accident at Musliarangadi near Kondotty, Malappuram, kerala on Sunday. The accident took place when the car he was driving collided with a truck on the Kozhikode - Palakkad national highway in the late hours of Sunday. Jabir was rushed to a private hospital in Kondotty where he was pronounced dead.
Jabir, a defender who played mostly on the right wing, made his international debut along with Bhaichung Bhutia, at the 1995 Nehru Cup in Calcutta. Rustam Akramov from Uzbekistan was the coach and late V P Sathyan was the captain of the team.
The Areakode-born footballer, who started his carreer with MES College Mambad, had been an integral part of the illustrious Kerala Police team that won the Federation Cup in 1991 as well as the Kerala state team that won the National Games gold medal in 1997.
He represented Kerala in six Santosh Trophies -- the last of them being the 1996-97 national championship at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Jabir was posted as a Circle Inspector with the Malabar Special Police (MSP) camp in Pandikkad, Malappuram. He is survived by his wife, son and two daughters