Mumbai : Former Maharashtra badminton player Ramesh Nabar died following a prolonged illness in Pune, family sources said on Wednesday.
“Ramesh Nabar died at a private hospital in Pune on Tuesday and his funeral was also held. He breathed his last following a prolonged illness,” Ramesh’s brother Subhash told PTI over phone.
Nabar was 69 and is survived by his wife and children.
In his playing days, Nabar was a doubles specialist and teamed up with Satpal Rawat and the two were a force to reckon with.
According to Subhash, Nabar won two bronze medals in the World Veterans Championship held in Malmo, Sweden in 1996.
Former international shuttler Pradeep Gandhe condoled his demise and remembered Nabar as a talented player.