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Wave of mourning from Pele’s death

Sao Paulo (Agency):

There is a wave of mourning in the whole world due to the death of the great Brazilian footballer Pele. Pele’s funeral will be held on Monday at the ground where he played some of the most memorable matches of his career. Pele’s club Santos said in a statement that people would be able to pay their last respects at the Villa Belmiro stadium. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, or Pele, died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. Santos said the casket with three-time World Cup champion Pele’s body would leave the Albert Einstein Hospital on Monday morning and be placed in the center of the field. Darshan will open for the public from 10 am and will continue till 10 am the next day. Pele’s funeral procession will wind through the streets of Santos and pass in front of the home of his centenary mother, Celeste. Pele’s mother cannot get out of bed. He will be buried at the Memorial Necropole Acumenica in Santos.

Modi said – Pele’s game will continue to inspire generations

New Delhi (Agency): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of football player Pele. He said that his exemplary game will continue to inspire generations to come. Modi said in a tweet, ‘Pele’s death has created an irreparable void in the world of sports. A superstar of global football, his popularity has crossed borders. His sporting excellence and achievements will continue to inspire generations to come. Condolences to his family and fans.

Actually King Pele was our God: Bhutia

Kolkata (Agency) : From champion cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia, everyone has paid tribute to the demise of legendary Brazilian footballer Pele. Pele, the only footballer to win three World Cups, died at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer. Bhutia said, ‘He was really a king. God for us His departure is a great loss for the football world. Tendulkar tweeted, ‘Not only football, but a big loss to the sports world. There will never be another like Pele. Rest in Peace Pele. Former Mohun Bagan forward Shyam Thapa said, ‘I am very sad. I am lucky to have played with him. He was charismatic.

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