Chennai: Three-time National table tennis champion, Arjuna awardee and former Indian player V.Chandrasekar died here on Wednesday after testing positive for COVID-19.
He was 63. He is survived by his wife and a son.
Chandrasekar, who was popularly called as ‘Chandra’ in the Table Tennis fraternity, was undergoing treatment at a private hospital. However, he died due to COVID related complications, including lung involvement.
He was the President of Tamizhaga Table Tennis Association.
He was also the Director and head coach of the SDAT-Medimix TT Academy in Mogappair (Chennai), which has groomed several top players.
The Chennai-born player, who had reached the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games in 1982, was also a successful coach.
His playing career was cut short in 1984 following a botched up surgery on his right knee at a popular hospital here which had affected his mobility.