Hockey India President Narinder Batra's Son Dies

Hockey India president Narinder Batra's 27-year-old son Dhruv died in Morocco.

Updated: October 31, 2014 08:48 IST
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A file photo of HI president Narinder Batra.

New Delhi: In a tragic incident, Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra's son Dhruv died in Morocco, where he had gone with his father four days ago. He was 27.

His body will be arriving in India on Friday following which the cremation will be performed.

According to sources close to the HI boss, Dhruv apparently succumbed to a stomach infection.

The Delhi District and Cricket Association, where Batra senior had earlier served as treasurer, condoled the passing away of the young man.

"After the sad demise of the young man, we pray to god that he gives the bereaved family strength and courage to face this very unfortunate situation," DDCA president S P Bansal, who is also a vice-president in the Indian Cricket Board, said.

According to DDCA joint secretary Ravi Jain, the state cricket body's office bearers will be present at the cremation on Friday.

A former secretary of Hockey India, Batra was earlier this month elected unopposed as the president of the sports body.

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