Shuttler dies at SAI Complex
Kolkata: A pall of gloom descended on the sports fraternity at SAI Eastern Centre with the premature death of an 18-year-old shuttler from Madhyamgram while training.
Niharendu Mallick, who had joined SAI's 'Come and Play' course in April, was doing shadow practice yesterday with his fellow doubles players when he suddenly sat on the floor and fell unconscious around 11.30 am, badminton coach Mahi Mohan Samantra said. It is believed the shuttler was in an empty stomach and could have been saved had someone performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Being a weekend, it was an optional session and there was no medical team available and the coach along with fellow players rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead due to cardiac arrest and brain haemorrhage.