Former Karnataka state junior and LRDE footballer S Babu, popularly known as Edwin, passed away today 6:30 am at the Bowring Hospital. Edwin was only 49 years old and was suffering from severe asthma for last 15 days.
Hailing from the breeding ground of football, Gouthampuram, Edwin represented State in Junior Nationals in 1988. He used in play in mid-field position with outstanding knowledge about ball distribution. Edwin joined LRDE in 1992.
He left behind his wife, a son, and a daughter.
His body was kept in Gouthamapuram, later taken to Ulsoor, LakshmiPuram Burial Ground. The burial took place at 5 pm.
KSFA and BDFA condoled the untimely death of the footballer. BDFA observed a minute of silence in today's C Division match between NP Kempe Gowda and Young Muslims.