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Ex-IOA president Adityan passes away

other Updated: Apr 21, 2013 01:15 IST

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The Indian Olympic Association on Saturday condoled the death of its former President B Sivanthi Adityan, saying the country has lost an able sports administrator.

"The sporting fraternity will miss his guidance," acting IOA president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said in a condolence message. "I have lost a personal friend whose advise I always valued," Malhotra added.

Adityan, who was also the president of the Volleyball Federation of India, died in Chennai yesterday after prolonged illness. He is survived by wife, a son and a daughter.

Malhotra recalled his old association with Adityan saying the former IOA chief was always keen to help the sportspersons and wanted India to emerge as a force in the International arena.

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