Prabhakaran, former hockey player dies

Posted By: Staff

Chennai, Jan 2: Elder brother of Olympian, V Baskaran and a former centre-forward of the State hockey team, V Prabhakaran passed away on Thursday, Jan 1. He was 61.

A striker gifted with the power to shoot from every conceivable angle inside the circle, Prabhakaran played for the State for over a decade and a half, and also donned the national colours against Gemany and France in Tests in 1975-76.

Prabhakaran, who played for State Bank as the principal striker for over two decades, is survived by wife.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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Story first published: Friday, January 2, 2009, 17:12 [IST]
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