The Boxing Federation of India’s Executive Director R K Sacheti died on Tuesday after battling COVID-19. He was 56.
The long-serving administrator was preventing the dreaded an infection at a hospital right here for the previous few days and was on ventilator assist.
“With a deep sense of sorrow & grief, we inform you that Mr RK Sacheti, ED (BFI) left for heavenly abode today morning, creating a huge void in the sports world,” the BFI stated in a press release.
BFI President Ajay Singh stated Sacheti was the “life and soul” of the nationwide federation.
“Indian boxing reaching such heights in the last few years was largely his contribution. We will miss him dearly. Boxing will miss him. Indian sport will miss him.
“Rest in peace my expensive buddy. We will all the time be happy with you,” Singh said.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also expressed grief over the veteran’s demise.
“Our beloved R K Sacheti ji, Boxing Federation ED has lost the battle in opposition to COVID-19. He was one of many pillars who put India within the league of world’s prime Boxing nations. I want he may see our Boxers in Olympics.
“I extend my condolence to his family for the monumental loss,” he tweeted.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) additionally supplied condolences.
“Deeply saddened to hear about the sudden demise of IOA Associate Joint Secretary, BFI Executive Director and dear friend Sri Raj Kumar Sacheti,” IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta stated in a press release.
Sacheti first turned BFI ED in 2016 and retained the position after incumbent President Ajay Singh was re-elected within the federation elections held earlier this year.
“…his contribution to the Olympic, and Commonwealth movement in India is fondly remembered,” Mehta stated.
Last year, Sacheti was invited by the International Olympic Committee’s Experts Group to “advise” on the formulation of guidelines for Olympic Qualifiers.”
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) too mourned the demise of the seasoned administrator.
“AFI household is really saddened with the information of passing away of Mr RK Sacheti, Asso. VP AFI, attributable to Covid. I’ve identified him for over 30 years. He was a part of so many main sports activities occasions in India & gave alternative to many kids to work in sports activities trade,” AFI President Adille Sumariwalla stated.
Former BFI secretary general Jay Kowli said “sports activities world has lost an environment friendly administrator.”
“Remembering all the nice moments collectively. Many thanks for all of your contribution to Boxing, RKS,” Kowli stated in his condolence message.
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