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Sumant Misra passes away

sports Updated: Sep 04, 2011 22:55 IST

India's first national tennis champion Sumant Misra (88) passed away on Saturday.

He was called 'Grandfather of Indian tennis' and represented the country at the Davis Cup between 1947- 1956 and also played in the Wimbledon and US Nationals in the pre-Open era in world tennis.Misra was one of the only three Indians to win the national title.

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