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Arjuna winning TT player V Chandrasekhar dies

The Chennai-born player, who had reached the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games in 1982, was also a successful coach.

Published: 12th May 2021 01:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2021 01:17 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

CHENNAI: Arjuna award-winning former India table tennis player V Chandrasekhar died at a private hospital here on Wednesday due to COVID-19 related complications, family sources said.

He was 64 and is survived by his wife and a son.

Chandra, as he was popularly known, was a three-time national champion.

The Chennai-born player, who had reached the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games in 1982, was also a successful coach.

His playing career was cut short in 1984 following a botched knee surgery at a hospital here which led to him losing mobility, speech and vision.

He fought back to recover and served the game as a coach.

He also fought a legal battle against the hospital and got a verdict in his favour.

Current Indian paddler G Sathiyan was among his trainees.

The table tennis fraternity in Chennai condoled his death, saying that the sport had lost a legend.



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