New Delhi, Nov 18, : , Novy Kapadia, a noted sports commentator who was also an author, died here Thursday following a long battle.He was 68.Kapadia was widely regarded as the voice for Indian Football.He had motor neurone, which is a rare condition in which the brain and spine nerves lose their function.
Due to the illness, he was kept in his home for two years and then was placed on life support for one month.
The veteran journalist covered numerous FIFA World Cup tournaments over the years and was widely respected as an expert on Indian Football.
This renowned Football commentator was also involved in many multi-sport events, including the Olympics and Asian Games.
Kapadia was a founder of the Ashoka Club who played in active Indian Football.
His books included Barefoot to Boots and The Many Lives Of Indian Football.He also taught at the SGTB Khalsa college in Delhi University.
All of Indian Football was supportive of the unfortunate end.
We are deeply saddened to hear of Novy Kapadia’s passing.Novy Kapadia was a respected journalist, commentator and pundit in the Football world.The All India Football Federation tweeted, “May his contributions shine through through all he touched through his coverage on Indian Football.”
We are deeply saddened to hear of Novy Kapadia’s passing.Novy Kapadia was a respected journalist, commentator and pundit in the Football world.
In a tweet, the All India Football Federation (AIFF), expressed their sadness at Novy Kapadia’s passing.
Football Delhi mourned Kapadia’s passing.Kapadia was known as “voice of Indian Football.”
Shaji Prabhakaran, Football Delhi President, stated in a statement that Novy Kapadia had made a significant contribution to Delhi Football.He represented Delhi State Team at the Junior National Championships and was a regular in Delhi league games for many years.”
Novy was an icon in so many ways, but his love and passion for Football cannot be described in words.Indian Football lost an icon, who was deeply connected to the game and was married to it.
I have never met another person who has such authority or respect in Indian Football.Novy was an inspiration to us all.His writings, comments, and expert opinions were greatly inspirational for Indian Football.He said that his departure was a huge loss, especially for Delhi Football.
Football Delhi will have a Monday prayer meeting in Kapadia’s honor at the Ambedkar Stadium.
Other top Indian clubs, such as Bengaluru FC and ATK Mohun Bagan, expressed their sadness at the loss of Indian Football.
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