Mallapuram: Kerala, Former Santosh Trophy footballer E Hamsakoya (61) died of Corona infection. He breathed his last at a hospital in Mallapuram, Kerala on Saturday morning. This is the case of the first death of a player from a virus in India. 11 veterans of the world have lost their lives so far, including Hamsakoya.
Former Santosh Trophy footballer E Hamsakoya (61) died of Corona infection:
Hamsakoya’s funeral has been performed under the Corona Protocol. He is survived by his wife, daughter-in-law, and son, besides 3 months and 3-year-old grandchildren. All are being treated at Manjari Medical College, Mumbai.
Former Indian players who played for Mohun Bagan also lived in Mumbai. He played the Santosh Trophy for Maharashtra. Hamsakoya has also played for the big football clubs of West Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting Club. He was the best player of Malabar region.
Three former players have lost their lives in Pakistan:
Three former players have lost their lives in Pakistan due to Corona due to the death of three players in Pakistan. Recently former First Class cricketer Raees Shaikh (51) died. However, after the death of Shaikh, the family did not get his corona test done, but according to sources, the former cricketer was infected with the corona. Former first-class cricketers Zafar Sarfaraz (50) and squash legend Azam Khan (95) have also lost their lives earlier.
11 players have lost their lives worldwide:
The 7 legends who also lost their lives due to Corona, Japan’s sumo wrestler Shobushi (28), former England footballer Norman Hunter (76), sprinter Donato Sabia (56), Switzerland’s ice hockey legend Roger Shapo (79) ), Doctor Bernard Gonzalez (60) of France’s football club Reims, David Hodgkiss (71), president of England’s Lancashire Cricket Club, and Pep Dioff (68), former president of the Olympic de Marshall Football Club of France, have said goodbye to the world.