Saturday, May 19, 2012

Two ex- city footballers pass away

Former Santosh Trophy footballer
JK Loganathan
JK Loganthan, former state footballer and Narendran, right forward and former super division footballer passed away passed away on May 18 and 15 respectively. 

Loganthan, 88, participated in the Santhosh Trophy from 1947 thru 50. During the 1948 National Olympic camp at Chennai, he participated along with Olympians T Sanmugham, Ahmed Khan and late Bhaseer of. However, Loganthan could not make it to the final Olympic team. 

Loganthan played for HAL for 15 years, also, captained HAL in 1952 Durand Cup at Delhi.  He was the promoter of Veterans Coaching Centre, Austin Town, Nandan Ground. He left 5 sons and 3 daughters.

Narendran, 41, was suffering from brain tumor, and was severely ill for last 4 months. He was the president of Oriental Football Club, Jeevanahalli, Cox Town and played BDFA league from 1986 to 2011. In last season, he turned out for his own, Club Oriental Football Club, a Super Division team now relegated to B Division.

Narendran played for GTRE, a DRDO Team, Central Excise, and Government Press. He used to run his club with great passion and nurtured several boys from his locality to represent state. He left his wife and boy.