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Mahanand passes away after prolonged battle with sickness

Updated: Jan 02, 2011, 22:19 PM IST

New Delhi: Former India lifter Wg Cdr (Retd) P K Mahanand passed away at the Army Hospital here on Sunday.

He was 73 and was fighting a losing battler with diabetes related complications. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

His burial will take place on Monday.

A national level weight lifter, Mahanand served Indian sports in various capacities as he worked as an administrator, government observer, coach, trainer, sports writer, journalist and Radio/TV commentator.

Kunjurani Devi, a multiple international medallist, was one of his trainees.