The Dr T Ao Birth Centenary Celebration Committee is going to organise various events during the month-long birth centenary celebration of Dr T Ao, Naga doctor-footballer who led India in the 1948 Olympics.
A postage stamp commemorating the birth centenary of the legendary footballer will also be released by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
An under-21 football tourney comprising teams from all the eight States of the North East is also being organised as part of the celebration, said president Swapnanil Baruah and general secretary Subodh Malla Baruah.
Born on January 28, 1918, late Dr. Ao joined Mohan Bagan Football Club in 1943 and led the Indian team to London in the Summer Olympics and in 1950 he captained Bagan in the Durand Cup.
After retiring from football, he graduated with medical degree from R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta and in 1963 he became the Assistant Civil Surgeon. He was later appointed as the Director of Health Services from which he retired in 1978.