International badminton Sudhakar Vemuri passes away, Indian badminton players mourn his death

He was the only referee to officiate in three Olympic games from 1992 to 2002 along with 3 Thomas and Uber cups, 2 Asian games and 3 World Cups.

The Badminton world got a very big shock as the international badminton referee from India Sudhakar Vemuri passed away at the age of 72 due to COVID-19. He was the most renowned badminton referee from India and another badminton official from India to succumb to COVID-19 after coach Balachandran Nair passed away on Sunday.

He was the only referee to officiate in three Olympic games from 1992 to 2002 along with 3 Thomas and Uber Cups, 2 Asian Games, and 3 World Cups.

Several players, coaches as well as Badminton Association of India mourned his death and took to various platforms to pay their respect.

“Badminton Association of India deeply mourns the sudden demise of Shri Sudhakar Vemuri ji, he breathed his last early today. The sport has also lost one of its biggest emissaries. May his soul rest in peace. #RIP
@himantabiswasarma @ajaysinghania003”

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