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Former AIFF V-P Viswanathan passes away

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New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Former All India Football Federation (AIFF) vice-president CR Viswanathan passed away in Chennai on Tuesday. He was 85.

Apart from being the AIFF vice-president (2004-08), Viswanathan was also a member of the AIFF executive committee from 2008 to 2012, and chairman of the AIFF technical committee (2009-2012).

Viswanathan was also the president of the Tamil Nadu Football Association and the Coimbatore District Football Association and played a role in the hosting of the 1993 Nehru Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.

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“CR Viswanathan will be remembered for his contribution to Indian football, and sports,” AIFF president Praful Patel said in his condolence message.

AIFF general secretary Kushal Das, said: “On behalf of the Indian football fraternity, we offer our condolences to the bereaved family. Viswanathan was a versatile administrator who served not just Indian football in different capacities, but also worked towards the overall development of Indian sports.”

–IANS

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