Chennai: V. Chandrasekar, three-time national table tennis champion and former international paddler passed away on Wednesday due to COVID-19. He is survived by his wife Mala and 20-year-old son C. Sanjay, The Hindu reported.
He had coronavirus and was admitted to a city hospital where he developed a lung infection. Many top-level players such as S. Raman, Arul Selvi, Chetan Baboor, N.R. Indu, M.S. Mythili, G. Sathiyan and teenager Preyesh Suresh Raj were trained under his tutelage.
Chandra had been coaching young paddlers after his retirement from the State Bank of India about 20 years back. He established his Academy with support from the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu in Arumbakkam and later in Mogappair, the report added.