Kapil Dev`s former coach dies

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 16:30

Chandigarh: Desh Prem Azad, a former coach of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, died after a brief illness at a hospital in nearby Mohali, his family said.

Azad, who remained Kapil`s coach in the early 1970`s, was 75. He is survived by his widow and two sons.

He was also bestowed upon Dronacharya award in the past.

Azad had remained a prominent personality in Chandigarh.

The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) sources said that he was hospitalised in a private hospital at Mohali for the past 15 days.

Only three days back, he had visited the PCA, they said adding that he breathed his last in a private hospital at Mohali today.

PTI



First Published: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 16:30

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