Baichung Bhutia: Former captain of the Indian football team and international footballer Baichung Bhutia was born on December 1976 in Sikkim.
In 1993, Baichung joined the East Bengal Football Club of Calcutta, leaving his schooling. In 1999, Baichung turned Europe towards professional football. After playing for foreign clubs for nearly three years, Bhutia returned to India. Baichung has played matches mainly for Mohan Bagan and East Bengal. He is the most famous footballer of the Indian football team. In addition to sports, Bhutia has also participated in the 2009 Dance Reality show Jhalak Dikhla.
He has been awarded Arjuna Award in 1998 for his contributions to the Indian sports world. Bhutia has also been honored with the Padma Shri award in 2008.