Anand Shetty passes away

Last Updated 21 May 2013, 18:28 IST

 Former international sprinter M Anand Shetty passed away on Tuesday after suffering injuries in an accident at Kotekar near here on Saturday.

The car in which Shetty and his family were travelling in was hit by a KSRTC bus and he suffered serious abdominal injuries. Shetty passed away at 11 am on Tuesday at the KMC Hospital here.

Shetty was 52 and was employed with Infosys in Mudipu (Mangalore) as landscape manager. His wife, daughter and son also suffered injuries and are undergoing treatment.
Shetty shot to fame winning silver in 200M at the Junior Invitational meet in Seoul in 1981 and then went on to participate in the 1982 Asian Games held in New Delhi, competing in the 100M, 200M and 4x100M relay.

For close to a decade, the sprinter from Mangalore was a force to reckon with on the National scene, winning a total of nine national titles in the 100 and 200 metres.

Shetty was one of the founder members of the Bangalore Sports Club where he coached several athletes such as Clifford Joshua, Bindu Rani and Parameshwar.

Shetty was the vice-president of the DK District Athletics Association. His body was kept for public homage at the Mangala Stadium and was cremated at Bolar crematorium in the evening.

(Published 21 May 2013, 18:25 IST)

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