P Kabilan, 46, National and Karnataka state referee expired yesterday midnight, at his residence, Periyar Nagar near Venkateshpuram. Kabilan left his wife Sheba, one daughter, and two sons. He was the son of late Palani, former Vice Chairman at Devara Jeevahalli Town Panchayat.
Kabilan was an active referee and seen in the local matches. He officiated his last match on the ongoing BDFA B division match on January 23, between Minerva and Orientals.
He was deputed as a referee for the various national-level age group matches - U-21, U-19, U-16, and U-14.
Along with international player Babu Mani, Kabilan represented Karnataka state in the 1983 Junior National at Kolkata. During the local matches, he turned out for Telecom Football Club, HMT, LRDE, and RWF.
Burial was taken place at the Pillana Garden Burial ground. A large football contingent from Periyarnagar attended the funeral.
One minute silence was observed in respect of P Kabilan in today’s BDFA B division match between BWSSB and Government Press. Also, the first match between Jupiters and Oriental was postponed today. Apparently, both the teams belong to the Periyar Nagar locality. This match was postponed to facilitate the teams to attend the funeral.