Eighteen-year-old D. Vishwa, who was a part of the Tamizhaga Desk Tennis Affiliation (TTTA) State males’s group for the 83rd senior Nationwide and inter-State desk tennis championships which start right here on Monday, died in a street accident whereas travelling from Guwahati on Sunday. He’s survived by his mother and father and elder sister.
It’s learnt that Vishwa, a primary 12 months B. Com scholar of Loyola School, was sitting within the rear when the automotive through which he was travelling collided with a truck. The motive force and Vishwa died on the spot. The three different TTTA paddlers — R. Santosh Kumar, D. Kishore Kumar and S. Abhinash Prasannaji — escaped with accidents.
Vishwa, who educated on the Krishnaswamy TT Membership in Anna Nagar (Chennai), received the youth under-19 boys’ title within the Nationwide-ranking event in Dehradun in December final 12 months and completed runner-up in the identical class within the South Zone rating event the identical month.
Vishwa was not within the high eight of the TTTA males’s group this season as he hadn’t taken half in the one event held — the State championships. He had knowledgeable TTTA of his incapability to take part as he was as a result of journey to Belgrade for a WTT Youth Contender event which clashed with the State championships. On the similar time he had requested TTTA to incorporate him.
After his return, he received the choice trials towards Malesh Kumar to be included within the squad for the Shillong Nationals. The trials needed to be carried out since E. Prabhakaran, who was a part of the group, withdrew citing prior commitments.
TTFI president Dushyant Chautala, in his message, mentioned: “Vishwa Deenadayalan, winner of the under-19 title final 12 months at Dehradun, was an distinctive expertise. All of us anticipated him to make India proud within the worldwide area. We have now actually misplaced a champion. Might God give energy to the household to bear this excruciating loss.”
The TTFI additionally introduced ₹5 lakh to the bereaved household.