Maradona told friends during the coronavirus lockdown that when he died he wanted to be embalmed
Uttam Ghosh pays tribute to the God of Soccer who passed into the ages on Wednesday.
According to reports, there were instances of several robberies as people were robbed off their mobile phones in the melee outside the presidential palace.
Maradona's massive wake sparked some criticism on social media, especially as the government had limited the number of people who could attend wakes and funerals to contain the virus.
British daily The Times splashed In the hands of God with the image of Maradona celebrating after beating West Germany in the final of the 1986 World Cup.
Hundreds of blue and white Napoli scarves were tied to railings outside the stadium, and flowers, childrens' pictures, church candles and even a bottle of wine were laid out along the pavement in a rapidly expanding, makeshift shrine.
On Wednesday, tens of thousands of Argentines took to the streets to mourn him, leaving flowers and messages at his childhood home and former soccer club Boca Juniors.
'Before Maradona and the 1986 World Cup people were mostly fans of Brazil, but Maradona after the 1986 World Cup divided Kolkata in two halves.'
ATP Tour remembered Maradona with a social media post saying A champion and icon loved by all, accompanied with a picture of Maradona with Federer.
Maradona's former club Napoli have not used the No. 10 shirt since 2000 as a mark of respect for the player
Pope Francis is a lifelong fan of the Buenos Aires San Lorenzo soccer team.
Dominic Xavier pays homage to arguably the greatest footballer the world has seen.
Maradona's death resonated beyond football with sporting icons such as Mike Tyson and Magic Johnson paying rich tributes and recalling their encounters with the football wizard.
Maradona was worshipped like a god for his genius with the ball.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief at the passing away of the Argentine legend.
Long before Messi, long before Ronaldo, there was M-A-R-A-D-O-N-A!
Atalanta's Josip Ilicic and Robin Gosens scored quickfire second-half goals to give them a comfortable 2-0 win over a toothless Liverpool
Football and the world of sports has lost one of its greatest players today. Rest in Peace Diego Maradona! You shall be missed, Tendulkar tweeted.
Maradona was a uniquely gifted player who rose from the tough streets of Buenos Aires to reach the pinnacle of his sport.
World No 2 wrestler Bajrang Punia is all set to tie the knot with Sangeeta Phogat.
Sania Mirza in her tribute to Serena wrote how the all-time great women's singles tennis player inspired her.