Gandhi, within the past was conjointly related to the Indian team.
Bengaluru: Seasoned athletics coach Ramakrishnan Gandhi, who was employed with the Sports Authority of India, South Centre, passed away at his residence timely Sunday.
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Gandhi, 55, who has helped produce Olympians as well as long distance walkers Gurmeet Singh and Baljinder Singh, breathed his last due a fatal heart attack. Gandhi, within the past was conjointly related to the Indian hockey team.
After complaining of unease, Gandhi folded around six am and despite being rush to NIMHANS, was declared dead on arrival. he’s survived by his mate, son and girl.
The outpouring of support and anguish over the news solely acts as testament to however extremely he was regarded by his peers and wards.
Long distance walker and 2012 London Olympian Irfan Kolothum Thodi, who trained below Gandhi on Saturday, may barely hide his shock over the news.
“I was shocked after I detected the news. I couldn’t believe it. I had simply seen him happy and smiling yesterday. It’s extraordinarily displeasing,” said Irfan.
“I have been beneath him for three-four months currently, getting ready for the world Championships. He was a friendly man, i might even say favorite coach. He would let his wards be free mentally, it had been a liberating thanks to train,” he added.
Gurmeet too may barely hide his anguish.
“I’ve been training beneath him since 2010. i’m nevertheless to search out an educator like him. He knew a way to encourage me. I accustomed trust him lots. We’ve long recovery sessions on Saturday. He was there with me yesterday. i am unable to believe that he is no additional,” he unconcealed.
Fellow SAI coach Dr. Lakshmeesha conjointly had kind words. “He was a extremely committed coach. He worked terribly onerous, ne’er negative regarding something. He had been coaching in Bengaluru for the last fourteen years and had four years of service left. He was an expensive friend. It’s an excellent loss.”