Former football player for Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), C K Ranganatha, aged 61, passed away on Monday, 26th September at Vega Hospital in Malleshwaram where he was being treated. He is survived by a wife and two sons. He was cremated atHarishchandraghat at Srirampura the next day. Players from the football fraternity and employees of BHEL paid their respects.
Ranganatha, who retired from BHEL earlier in February this year, was a multi-talented sportsman representing BHEL in football, ball badminton and cricket tournaments. He was instrumental in taking BHEL from ‘B’ Division to ‘A’ Division in 1976. He played for BHEL at the All India Public Sector Tournament at Ranchi in 1979.
Ranganatha played ball badminton, representing BHEL at All India National BHEL Championship and Senior National Championship. He also played cricket and played for BHEL 2nd Division cricket team as a right-handed batsman.
This info was provided by Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA).