KUCHING: The Sarawak Kabaddi Association (SKA) lost one of its prominent leaders when its president Mohd Imran Abdullah @ Rajendran Palni Sammy passed away last Friday.
SKA vice president Ramachandran Ramasamy, who spoke to thesundaypost yesterday, said that Mohd Imran was in his mother’s house when he suddenly collapsed at around 5pm. It is believed that his death was due to complications from diabetes.
“He has been president of SKA for three years now. He was always dedicated to the sport and I can imagine that his sudden demise would rock the whole kabaddi community throughout the state,” he added.
Paying his tribute, Ramachandran revealed that the late Mohd Imran was instrumental with a few others including the former SKA president Jacob Sebastian in helping Sarawak to compete in kabaddi for the first time ever in Sukma 2011.
He said that the association would continue Mohd Imran’s work and carry on his vision.
It is believed that officials from the Kabaddi Association of Malaysia will be coming to Sarawak for a courtesy visit next week.
Sarawak will be competing in the kabaddi event at the coming Sukma XVI in Kuala Lumpur which starts June this year.
Mohd Imran left behind his mother, two children and five siblings.