New Delhi: Harish Sharma, the Chief Executive Officer of the Basketball Federation of India (BFI), passed away on Friday.
He was 53 years old.
"The BFI mourns his death and pays condolences to Sharma`s family and close friends. His influence on the game of basketball in India will be irreplaceable," BFI said in its condolence message through a press release.
Born on December 28, 1958, Sharma was also a former basketball player and represented the Indian National Basketball team in the 70s.
He was appointed as Secretary-General of the BFI 11 years ago and served as BFI’s CEO for one year. Sharma was also the Secretary-General of FIBA Middle-Asia Zone and the Secretary of the Delhi Basketball Association.