Sunny Thomas, 37, HT Media Limited’s regional manager for circulation in Mumbai, collapsed and died while playing badminton here on Sunday.
Thomas is survived by his wife Rose and nine-year-old daughter Catherine. Thomas and some of his colleagues were at the Matunga Gymkhana for the team selection for an upcoming tournament.
He played a couple of practice matches before the selection trials started at around 1 pm. Thomas collapsed on the court just minutes into the selection trials. He was given first aid by the in-house medics at the gymkhana before being rushed to the Sion Hospital, where he was declared dead before admission. D
octors at the Sion hospital said he suffered a massive cardiac arrest. Sunny, a fitness freak, was popular with his colleagues and peers. His body will be flown to his hometown Bhilai on Monday.