Soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona on Saturday laid the foundation stone for a Football School at Maheshtala in South 24 Parganas district in the state of West Bengal.
The Indian Football School is being developed by the Maheshtala Municipality in collaboration with a private company.
Maradona, who led Argentina to World Cup triumph in 1986, had flown into Kolkata to a thundering welcome. He said he was surprised by the response of the fans who thronged in thousands to have a glimpse of him. He also signed hundreds of autographs.