Thursday, July 28, 2016

Former Federation Cup winner Lourdhanathan no more

A Lourdhanathan, left-back for ITI, and member of the team that won the inaugural Federation Cup in 1977 passed away yesterday afternoon in his house Rammurthy Nagar, he was 71 years old. 

He was suffering from Seizures since last month and was admitted to Philomena hospital. He left wife, a son and daughter, and grandchildren. His body was body kept at the Family Holy Church, Ramamurthy Nagar for prayer. 

Lourdhanathan started his football career with Jawahar Union in 1965. Later he captained his club in the BDFA league and Puttaiah Memorial Trophy. 

In 1970, he represented the then Mysore state in the prestigious Southern Pentangular Tournament at Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

He was member of the first Federation Cup winner, ITI. Later he was shifted to ITI Jr. FC and played till 1983. He Represented BDFA XI in the Nizam Gold Cup during the 70s. 

As per Lourdhanathan’s last wish, his body was handed over to St. John Medical Hospital. KSFA and BDFA today condoled the death of the former footballer.