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HAL goalkeeper Arun Kumar dies of heart-attack

sports Updated: Apr 22, 2011 22:06 IST

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I-League club Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) suffered a tragedy on Friday after one of their goalkeepers Arun Kumar died of a heart attack in Bangalore.

Twenty-three-year old Kumar, who joined HAL from Viva Kerala this season, passed away at the HAL hospital where he was admitted on Wednesday for treatment of a cracked shinbone, which he sustained during practice.

On Friday morning, the reserve goalkeeper complained of severe chest pain and passed away around 11am.

"Kumar was a highly talented goalkeeper, who was improving every day," said HAL captain J Murali.

"All of us were expecting Kumar to become an asset for the team in the next couple of seasons. It's a big tragedy for us."

Kumar's uncle, P Rajan, was also a reputed goalkeeper in the 1990s and played for another Bangalore club, BEML.