Chennai, Aug 9( BPNS)
P.V. Kamaraj part of the 4 x 400 Indian men’s relay team that won the bronze medal at the 1979 Asian championship in Tokyo passed away following a massive heart attack in Chennai on Monday late. He was 68. The Funeral will be held today.
He is survived by his wife and two sons.
Kamaraj retired as a Chief Reservation Officer with the Indian Railways and had contributed immensely to athletics in his hometown Tiruchi and was active in the athletic tournaments of Tamil Nadu.
As a Tamil Nadu athletic team member, he won several medals including gold, silver, and bronze in 400 m Hurdles in the national inter s state meets and in Open nationals from 1977-80.
He was a NIS-trained coach and had been the coach of the Tamil Nadu state team for several years.