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Former International athlete, Kamaraj passes away

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.