Tributes poured in for former table tennis star V. Chandrasekar, who passed away this morning.

Dronacharya awardee A. Srinivasa Rao said Chandrasekar created a revolution in table tennis with his attitude and playing style. “From 1976-83 he was mostly unbeatable in TN, he played the same strokes differently, and was really a crowd-puller. Actually, he made good use of his skills when the Indian team went for a coaching stint to Korea and Japan in 1975 and returned stronger,” he said.

Srinivasa revealed that Chandrasekar’s first coaching stint was in 1999 when he was part of the coaching staff for the Tamil Nadu team for the Senior Nationals in Calicut (now Kozhikode).

IN PICTURES: Remembering V. Chandrasekhar (1957-2021)

Former National champion and coach S. Raman said he was a fighter all through his life. “He showed great fighting qualities be it on court and off-court…

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