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Indian Super League ISLAIFF Condoled the Death of Former India Player AD Nagendra

AIFF Condoled the Death of Former India Player AD Nagendra

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) condoled the death of former India player AD Nagendra on Thursday. Nagendra, who was a part of the squad for the Merdeka Cup in 1969, died on Wednesday at 79.

Nagendra, a former Indian defender, was also a member of the then-Mysore state Santosh Trophy team from 1966 to 1975. He featured in the triumphant squad in 1967 and 1968, while also managing to score four goals in that duration.

At the administrative level, he has also served as a governing board member of KSFA (Karnataka State Football Association). Plus, he was the former Treasurer of the state body.

Apart from his contribution in the administration, moreover, Nagendra coached several state teams, which included managing the India U-19 side.

AIFF Condoled the Death of Former India Player AD Nagendra

But now, among other updates on Indian football players, AD Nagendra, a boon to the country’s footballing endeavours, has expired.

The 79-year-old ex-national team footballer passed away on Thursday.

And AIFF President Praful Patel, in his condolence message, said, “It is really sad to hear that Mr. Nagendra is no longer among us. Besides being a sublime footballer, he was also an able administrator. His invaluable contribution to Indian Football will always remain with us. I share the grief.”

Meanwhile, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das also mourned Nagendra’s death: “Mr. Nagendra alive in his achievements. He was a competent footballer, and an administrator. As a coach he nurtured many talents, and was an inspiration for so many footballers. My condolences to his family. We pray for his soul to rest in peace.”

Samprati Lavana
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