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Arjuna Awardee Para-Badminton Player Ramesh Tikaram died due to coronavirus

He said the 51-year-old player, who had fever and cough, was admitted to a private hospital on June 29. The player is survived by wife and two children, said Sudhir.

Ramesh Tikaram – a star para-badminton player and an Arjuna awardee died of coronavirus in a hospital in Bengaluru on Thursday, Para-Badminton India president N C Sudhir said.

“We are sorry to inform you that Ramesh Tikaram passed away this afternoon…” Sudhir said in a statement.

He said the 51-year-old player, who had fever and cough, was admitted to a private hospital on June 29. The player is survived by wife and two children, said Sudhir.

One of the sportsman’s friend K Y Venkatesh said Tikaram was instrumental in bringing the international para-badminton tournament to the country in 2001.

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