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Former hockey international Nimal passes away

Mumbai: Former hockey international Hiranna
M Nimal died here on Monday. He was 74.

The funeral was held in Pune today, said Olympian and
former western railway teammate Gurbak Singh.

Nimal, who played as a left-half, represented the country
in Jakarta Asian Games in 1962. He was also member of the
Indian team that toured East Africa in 1959.

"He was a very good half. One of the finest left-halfs I
have seen. He had very good anticipation," said Gurbak Singh,
who is also the secretary of Mumbai Hockey Association.