Saturday, October 9, 2010


Malaysian goalkeeper S.Kumar's father Subramaniam passed away last night after he suffered an heart attack. He was 52 years old.

He suffered chest pains after the Malaysia v Scotland match and was rushed to hospital but passed away.

It was only a week before the Commonwealth Games that I met Mr. Subramaniam in a coffee shop in Tampin and one could see he proud he was of his son from the way he spoke about Kumar. Though his son was an international star, Subramaniam was modest and hoped that one day Kumar will play at the Olympics.

Kumar will leave Delhi and attend to the last rites of his father with the funeral to be held in Tampin tomorrow.

My heart goes out to Kumar in his hour of grief and I am sure the hockey fraternity will offer prayers that the late Subramaniam's soul rests in peace.