The Indian Senior Team at the 1961 Merdeka Cup:
Goalkeepers: Peter Thangaraj (Mohammedan Sporting Club)
, Shankar Subramaniam Narayan (Bombay).
Defenders: Jarnail Singh (Mohun Bagan AC), T.A. Rehman (Bengal), O Chandrashekhar (Bombay), Arun Ghosh (Railways),
Trilok Singh (Services).
Fortunata A. Franco (ICL-Bengal Club, Bombay), Mariappa Kempiah (Mohun Bagan AC), Ram Bahadur (East Bengal Club).
Forwards: P.K. Banerjee (Bengal - CAPTAIN), Chuni Goswami (Bengal), M. Rehmatullah (Bengal), Tulsidas Balaram (Bengal), Dharmalingam Kannan (Railways), Mohammed Yousuf Khan (Hyderabad City Police), Sukumar Samajpati (East Bengal Club), .
COACH: SAILENDRA NATH MANNA (Bengal); MANAGER: X.
Preliminary Round - Group A:
03-Aug-61: India 1-2 South Vietnam - Goals - India: Mohammed Yousuf Khan; South Vietnam: Dothopinh, Ron Ly Van.
06-Aug-61: India 2-1 Malaysia - Indian Goals - India: P.K. Banerjee, Sukumar Samajpati.
09-Aug-61: India 1-3 Japan - Goals - India: Jarnail Singh; Japan: 2xMiyamoto, Watanabe.
India finished fourth in the Group and was eliminated
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