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Mangalore: Former sprint champion Anand Shetty dies in accident


Mangalore: Former sprint champion Anand Shetty dies in accident

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)

Mangalore, May 21: International athlete from the district, Anand Shetty, suffered grievous injuries in a road accident and passed away in a private hospital in the city on Tuesday May 21. He was 52.

He met with an accident on Saturday May 18 and was admitted into a hospital with serious injuries.

The accident occurred after the car in which he was travelling was hit by a bus near Kotekar. His wife and daughter also suffered injuries in the accident.

Anand Shetty, who had initially emerged as a promising Kabaddi player, had represented the country in a number of national and international events both in junior and senior levels. A former national sprint champion, he had specialized in short distance races like 100 and 200 metres.

After showing his mettle in the junior category, Anand went on to win a 'sprint double' at the senior level in the Open Nationals at Delhi in 1982 and repeated his act again next year at Jamshedpur by winning the gold medals in 100 and 200m runs.

In total he won nine senior national titles in sprint events during his career.

At the international level, Shetty made his major appearance in the Asian Games held at Delhi in 1982 along with Adille Sumariwalla.

Adille, the President of AFI and former colleague of Shetty in Telco, expressed his shock on hearing his friend's untimely demise.

"The Athletics Federation of India would like to convey its profound grief and condolences to Anand Shetty's family," the body said.

In the evening, Anand Shetty's body was brought to Mangala Stadium where a large number of people gathered to pay him final respects.

Minister for health U T Khadar, forest minister Ramanath Rai, former MLA Yogish Bhat were among those who bid him farewell.

 

With PTI Inputs


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  • Suraj Gonsalves, Bejai Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 28 2013

    Shocking to read this news. i had seen Mr. Anand practice at Mangala stadium and we, as school going boys would always dmire his style, speed & stamina. May God's peace be upon his family. Anand will be missed.

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  • Filbert Dsa, Magalore

    Thu, May 23 2013

    Very sad news..Heart felt condolences to his family. I have known him from childhood days and been his sports buddy. I pray that His soul rests in peace.

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  • vasant raj, mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2013

    R.I.P MR. SHETTY.

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  • Marina Norma Menezes, Vittal / Bantwal

    Wed, May 22 2013

    Rest in peace Anand.almighty God give the family strength, peace & courage.

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  • Alban D Souza, udyavara-Mumbai-Doha Qatar

    Wed, May 22 2013

    very sad about the untimely death . I heard about him during young age when I was working in Industrial area-baikampady. He was a promising athlete that time. He made our nation proud He was working for lamina. the company encouraged him but cant believe he is no more. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Rajesh sheregar, Mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2013

    Cant beleive he is no more . Very sad . Cuz we represented state together in athletics . may god rest his soul in peace .

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  • Mark, Udyavara

    Wed, May 22 2013

    Sad, untimely death of a Contemporary sportsman. May his soul rest in peace!

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  • n shetty, SURATHKAL/BANGKOK

    Wed, May 22 2013

    Another precious life lost to a Road accident..
    A simple down to earth Athlete from my native place Mani.
    Praying to the Almigty to give Strength to the Bereved family.
    May his soul RIP.

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  • Eulalia D'Souza, Bijai / Mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2013

    It is so shocking to know that our dear friend Anand is no more with us. As an athlete Anand was an outstanding person, a good and dear friend to us fellow athletes during our college time. we are unable to accept that he will not be amidst us anymore. May God Grant his soul eternal rest we pray. May God Grant his family strength to bear this great loss and live on with vacuum hat is created by Anand's untimely death. We will miss you Anand & we will miss the good times we have had as College students. Good Bye ..

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  • THERESA LOBO, Mukamar-Sharjah

    Wed, May 22 2013

    Very Very sad incident. May God give strength and courage to his family members to bear this loss. May his soul Rest in Peace.

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  • BRYAN BRAGGS BIJEI, MANGALORE

    Wed, May 22 2013

    VERY SAD TO NOTE THE UNTIMELY DEMISE OF ANAND SHETTY WHO BROUGHT FAME TO THE DISTRICT BY BEING THE FIRST ALONG WITH VANDANA RAO TO COMPETE IN THE ASIAN GAMES WE HAD BEEN TO DELHI TO CHEER THESE ATHLETES.THE ATHLETIC FEDERATION HAVE LOST A VERY VALUABLE MEMBER WHO IS A INSPIRATION TO BUDDING ATHLETES CONDOLENCES TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY AND MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

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  • Maxim Misquith, Udupi/Bangalore

    Wed, May 22 2013

    I am deeply shocked by his sudden demise. Very Sad News, May god give the strength to his family to accept the big loss. This is not loss for his family but also for Dakshina Kannada. He was the fastest man during my school days.

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  • Allen Pais, Brisbane

    Wed, May 22 2013

    I cannot believe Anand Shetty is no more,We used to practice together @ the Mangala Stadium 1982 to 1985,Always thought one day should meet him,He was a great Athlete.Allen Pais-Brisbane

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  • Denzil Goveas, Mangaloe/Bahrain

    Wed, May 22 2013

    Dear Family Members of Anand Shetty,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
    A gentleman to the core. He will be greatly missed by all.

    May God Rest his Soul in Peace.

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  • Dayanand Bangera , Katapady / Abu dhabi

    Wed, May 22 2013

    Shocking.....R.I.P...I have seen him practicing in Mangala Stadium when he was in peak, when I was working for coporation bank in mangalore...his physique / stamina / style of running was world class....but he was practicing in a 3rd class facility in those time. Great loss for Athletic community.....

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  • roy d souza, bantwal/dubai

    Wed, May 22 2013

    Shocking news!He was a inspiration for us,when we were in college. I learnt a lot from him. May his soul rest in peace and pray for his families speedy recovey.

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  • A Hegde, Udupi

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Its interesting that Mr. J R Lobo conveniently avoided going to pay his homage.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/Dubai/New York,USA.

    Tue, May 21 2013

    A very unfortunate and untimely death of a promising athlete. May the soul of Anand Shetty rest in eternal peace. Our heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and friends.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Very sad and may soul rest in peace.

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  • John D'silva, Mangalore

    Tue, May 21 2013

    I was fortunate to watch his sprint in Bangalore.He was the fastest man thos days, had national record in 100m.If he had expert physical trainer and modern equipments sure he would have brought glory to nation in international meets.I am deeply shocked by his sudden demise.May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Asif , Moodabidri/Dubai

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Very Sad News, May god give the strength to his family to accept the big loss. This is not loss for his family but also for Dakshina Kannada.

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  • THERESA LOBO, Mukamar-Sharjah

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Very sad. So many accidents happening in Mangalore these day.So bad driving. May God give strength and courage to his family to bear this loss. May his soul Rest in Peace.

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  • Anil Fernandes, Kankanady mangalore Doha

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Very sad news, May his soul rest in peace . Knowning him at 4X100mts race at Dasara state level meet in Kanteerva stadium still remembering his style of sprint he had.

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  • Dr.Anand & Geeta Pereira, Mangalore/Sakleshpur

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Heartfelt condolences to the breaved family. A fine sportsman and a even finer gentleman is no more.May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Lancy D'Costa, Capitanio/Scotland-U.K

    Tue, May 21 2013

    R.I.P Anand. We miss you. I Know when you work for Lamina Spring steel.

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  • Nakheeb, Mangalore/doha

    Tue, May 21 2013

    "Respect" R.I.P.!!

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  • Anita Mascarenhas, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, May 21 2013

    RIP, you will be missed.

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  • Ronald Madtha, Borimar/ Mumbai/ Maldives

    Tue, May 21 2013

    May his soul rest in peace. He was my classmate in Six n Seven standard in Mani School.

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  • Ismail Shaikh, Moodbidri/Dubai

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Very sad indeed. During 1982 Asiad Anand Shetty (Lemina)was the talking point in undivided Dakishna Kannada and one of the medal prospects for India but unfortunetly he didn't. May his soul rest in peace and pray for his families speedy recovery

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  • Juliet D' Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Its a sad news. I know Mr Anand Shetty, a humble person, hailing from Mani village, has worked hard to achieve National and International laurels. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Pradeep Mendonca, Bangalore

    Tue, May 21 2013

    heartfelt condolences to all the family members. May anand's soul rest in peace

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  • CYRIL MASCARENHAS, KIREM/MIRA ROAD/DXB-SHARJAH

    Tue, May 21 2013

    REALLY ITS VERY SAD..MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE..

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  • vincent, vincent/mangalore

    Tue, May 21 2013

    It shocking news. He is a great sport person may his soul R.I.P. Extending my condolence to his family.

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Very sad indeed. I was a student at Delhi university and had met him several times during the 1982 Asian games in which he represented India in the sprints. His coach was a friend. I even witnessed his events and cheered for him at the games. Anand was a very simple soul and full of life. He was proud of representing India and wanted to win for the country. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Anil Montheiro, Bajpe , Bahrain

    Tue, May 21 2013

    RIP Anand, we really miss u , I m big fan of u , Its too shocking cant belive something like this ,
    AM
    Bajpe

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  • Avi, Kadri

    Tue, May 21 2013

    May his soul rest in peace.

    Please wear seat belts while driving. It can save your life.

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  • G R PRABHU, BEJAI ,MANGALORE

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Very very sad news.R I P Anand Shetty.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Tue, May 21 2013

    "I can't believe he is no more", I know this veteran champ, Maani Anand Shetty. May his soul RIP.

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  • Anil Pandya, Mangalore

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Rest in peace Anand. May the Almighty grant you Eternal peace and give strength to the grieving family to bear this great loss :-(

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Tue, May 21 2013

    Shocking news..May his soul rest in peace.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'Lore

    Tue, May 21 2013

    R.I.P. Anand .Your friend mourns
    for you.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Tue, May 21 2013

    That is too untimely and shocking. Karnataka has lost a precious gem. May his family recover from their injuries and the Almighty give them strength to withstand the loss of the pillar of their family.

    May Anand's soul rest in peace.

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