A 17-year-old national-level player died after a tackle during a match of the Bihar state junior rugby football championships at Ghosi in Bihar’s Jehanabad district on Sunday.
Vishwanath Sharan, who represented Bihar in several national championships, fell to the ground and became unconscious after the tackle with a rival Bhojpur team player. Sources said Vishwanath suffered head injuries while playing for his home team Jehanabad.
Local doctors treated Vishwanath on the ground but he did not regain consciousness. He was then taken to a local hospital that referred him to Patna Medical College and Hospital. He was declared ‘brought dead’ at the government hospital.
Vishwanath recently cleared his CBSE Class 10 examination with 10 CGPA from Pallwan Public School in Jehanabad.
His brother Baijnath is the coach of the Jehanabad team and father Maithili Sharan a social worker.