Two sporting greats, Olympian long jumper Anju Bobby George and the late volleyball international P. Bharathan Nair, now have roads in their name in their hometown Changanassery.

The Changanassery Municipal Council passed a resolution on Friday to name the roads after the two stars.

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“We had this in mind for a long time, so when I got the chance, we did this. I took over as chairman just two months ago,” said Sajan Francis, the Chaganassery Municipal Council chairman. “The council took a decision on this today.”

Incidentally, both the roads are near the Municipal Stadium in Changanassery.

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