Since ending his playing career in 1997, the ex-Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors star battled a series of health issues.
Maradona reaped titles at home and overseas, playing in the early 1980s for Argentinos Juniors and Boca Juniors before moving on to Spanish and Italian clubs. Her sister Karisma Kapoor, on the other hand, recalls the time when she had the honour to meet Maradona in person.
He played for Argentinos Juniors and Boca in Argentina before joining Barcelona in Spain, but it was in Naples where he would enchant an entire city by leading the then unfashionable club to its only two Italian league titles in 1987 and 1990. He had a brief and controversy-packed spell as Argentine national team coach from 2008 to 2010 before coaching in the Middle East and Mexico.
One of the sport's all-time greats, Maradona publicly struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, and was hospitalized in 2000 and in 2004 for heart problems attributed to cocaine use.
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of national mourning after the news of Maradona's death.
In the suburb of Villa Crespo, the song "La Mano de Dios" by folk singer Rodrigo Bueno rang out from a balcony, a reference to a goal Maradona scored with his hand against England in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
Maradona is remembered for his masterly composure on the ball, but he was also famous for his frequent lack of control both on the field and off.
Hailed by many as the "Goal of the Century" Maradona went past a host of English players to fire past the goalkeeper in breathtaking fashion in the 1986 Fifa World Cup that the little genius pretty much made it about his own.
Maradona lived his life to the fullest after achieving trophies and accolades in both club and global football.