Thulukhanam Shanmugam (T.Shanmugam) Passed Away at 93.
Olympian and Asian Games gold medallist Thulukhanam Shanmugam finally gave into his battle against time as the 93-year-old breathed his last on Thursday (December 13, 2012) night.
The former Karnataka (then Mysore) player, who has been battling respiratory disorder for long, had been admitted at a city hospital with acute bronchitis over a week ago and had returned home only three days back after an improvement in his condition.
With a supporting family by his side, the nonagenarian’s health was steady until it suddenly deteriorated on Thursday before he finally succumbed.
Shanmugam was cremated at the Kalpalli Burial grounds on Friday evening in the presence of over two hundred family members, relatives, and footballers who have been influenced by the great man.