Former Karnataka state football player V Govindaraj passed away on last Saturday, July 30 at 1.45 pm. Govindaraj represented state in 1964 and turned out for Post and Telegraph from 1965 to 1974. He represented BDFA XI in various tournaments and was an active BDFA member from 1991 thru 1996.
He was instrumental in forming the Telecom Football Club. During his term, he provided the promising players employment opportunity in the Telecom Department. When the Postal and Telegraph department was separated, he brought the Telecom football team at par with ITI, HAL, and KSP.
When Govindaraj was at helm, his team was a crowd puller in the local league. After retiring from service as a Senior Telegraph Master, the team taken back by the then Administrators. He was awarded by the State Government in the Dasara festival for his contribution towards Sports.
Govindaraj’s death left his wife, two sons, and a daughter. The state and the district football officials paid homage to the former footballer.