Friday, December 14, 2012

T Shanmugam no more

Olympian and Asian Gold medalist football player Thulukhanamm Shanmugam passed away last night at his home town in Bangalore. 

Shanmugam was an integral part of the Indian football team 1952 Helsinki Olympic. Also, he was in the Gold winning team of the 1951 Delhi Asian Games. 

Shanmugam celebrated his 93rd birthday in the month of June this year. Even in his nineties he was seen at various footballing events encouraging the young generation.  

Last year around this time, we witnessed a loss with the sad demise Olympian K V Varadaraj, and this time a colossal loss to the football fraternity of our country.

Pic courtesy: BDFA, ESPN-StarSports

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