Veteran sports journalist KR Wadhwaney passes away at 90

The Tribune

The Tribune

Author 2019-10-25 13:07:00

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New Delhi, October 25

Veteran sports journalist and author KR Wadhwaney passed away at his home here.

Wadhwaney, 90, was suffering from old-age-related problems and died peacefully on Thursday night at his home in Press Enclave, Saket.

The journalist is survived by wife Asha, daughter Sneh and son Rohit.

Wadhwaney’s daughter, a former national-level swimmer, is married to former India wicketkeeper bastman Vijay Dahiya.

His cremation will take place at Lodhi Road electric crematorium on Friday.

Wadhwaney, who was born in Karachi, migrated to Lucknow after Partition.

He started his career in Lucknow before moving to New Delhi in the 1960s. He remained active as a sports journalist for almost 50 years.

After working in top organisations, Wadhwaney later went on to become the sports editor of the Indian Express.

He worked as a freelance writer for several Indian newspapers after his retirement.

Wadhwaney had also written 31 books on sports. PTI

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