Claudius body buriedKolkata: Amid a guard of honour with hockey sticks, the mortal remains of legendary hockey Olympian, Leslie Claudius, were on Sunday buried at the Lower Circular Road Cemetery as former players, friends and politicos paid their last respects. The hockey great was not accorded state honours on his final journey. The triple Olympic gold medallist's final journey began in the morning from Calcutta Customs of which Claudius was a part for long, before his body was brought to Rabindra Sadan. After a prolonged illness, Claudius passed away Dec 20.
Negi, Sasikiran loseNew Delhi: Parmarjan Negi lost to former Russian champion, Grandmaster Evgeny Alekseev, while Krishnan Sasikiran suffered defeat at the hands of Ukrainian Anton Korobov in the third round of the AICF-AAI Chess Cup here on Sunday.