The Indian Senior Team at the 1959 Merdeka Cup:
TEAM:
Goalkeepers: Peter Thangaraj (Madras Regimental Centre, Services), Shankar Subramaniam Narayan (Tata Sports Club, Bombay).
Defenders: Abdul T. Rehman (Mohun Bagan AC), Trilok Singh (Services), Ahmed Hussain (Bengal), Mohammed Ali (Bengal), S.A. Latif (Bombay - CAPTAIN).
Midfielder: Mariappa Kempiah (Mohun Bagan AC), Mumtaz (Services), Balakrishnan (Kerala).
Forwards: P.K. Banerjee (Bengal), M. Rehmatullah (Bengal), Moloy Lahiri (Services), Zulfiqaruddin (Andhra Pradesh), B. Narayan (East Bengal Club), Dharmalingam Kannan (East Bengal Club), Tulsidas Balaram (East Bengal Club), Varhalu (Railways).
COACH: SYED ABDUL RAHIM (Hyderabad); MANAGER: E.A. EAPAN (Kerala).

RESULTS:
Preliminary Round:
30-Aug-59: India 2-0 Singapore - Goals: 1-0 P.K. Banerjee, 2-0 Tulsidas Balaram.
Round Robin League
03-Sep-59: India 1-1 Malaysia - Goals - India: D. Kannan; Malaysia: Robert Choe-Pen.
05-Sep-59: India 2-2 South Vietnam - Indian Goals: P.K. Banerjee, D. Kannan.
07-Sep-59: India 2-0 Hongkong - Goals: 1-0 D. Kannan, M. Rehmatullah.
India finished as runners-up with four points from three matches


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