Daijiworld Media Network - Kaup (MS/HB)
Kaup, Mar 28: In a tragic incident that occurred late night on Saturday, March 27, a state-level volleyball player collapsed and died in the middle of a game.
Devu alias Devaraj Anchan (33), a resident of Kurkalu Subhash Nagar, was playing in a match at Innanje grounds near here when the tragedy occured.
On Saturday night, he had played two matches and was getting ready for the third one. However, at around 1 am, he suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed on the ground. Though he was rushed to Udupi hospital immediately, he breathed his last on the way.
Devaraj was renowned as 'Volleyball Devu' in the vicinity. He had played for several state-level teams. But for some time he was away from the game. He was playing a match after a long time, it is said. He was wearing jersey number one. He was working as a supervisor in a stone quarry earlier.
Devaraj, who was unmarried, had lost his father just four months ago. He is survived by mother and five sisters.