Former Kolkata Mohammedans Sporting Football player N T Karunakaran (92), who was also the founder member and Convener of the Football Friend Coaching Centre (FFCC) in Kannur, died in Kannur today.
He died at his household due to old-age illness. Karunakaran, an ex-service man, had played for Army team also and served the Army during second world war at Bangalore. The funeral would take place at Payyambalam Crematorium tomorrow morning.
Karunakaran was an unmarried man. He settled in Kannur in 1946 after his retirement from the Service. He had worked devotedly at the grass-root level for the development of football in North Malabar.
Karunakaran was also publisher of a Magazine of FFCC. He was founder member of Kannur spirited youth and had played for a club at Rajasthan and Army as a central mid-field player.