Athletic coach A K Kutty dies

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:28

Palakkad (Ker): Eminent athletic coach A K Kutty, who trained some of country`s leading track-and-field stars like M D Valsamma, died here on Wednesday, family sources said.

A winner of the Dronacharya award, Kutty (75) had been keeping indifferent health for quite some time.

Kutty showed splendid skills in spotting talent and training them in a systematic manner to extract the best from his wards.

He also trained athletes like Mercykuttan.

Kutty served in the Indian Air Force, where he left a mark as an athlete. On retirement from service, he joined the Kerala sports council as a trainer.

The cremation will take place here on Thursday.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed grief at the passing away of Kutty.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:28

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