Bengaluru: T. Antic Sagayam (57), one of the outstanding hockey goal keepers of Karnataka has passed away this morning at St. Philomina Hospital, Bangalore after a brief illness. He was employed with BEML, Bangalore and played for its hockey team for more than two decades in an exemplary manner and was instrumental in the team winning State Super Division Hockey League title at least on seven occasions.
He represented the Karnataka State both in the Junior and Senior National Hockey Championships. In the Junior National Hockey Championship, he played in the years between 1976 and 1979 and thereafter in the Senior National Hockey Championships conducted at various places from the years 1978 to 1986.
Apart from playing in the Junior and Senior National Hockey Championships, Antic Sagayam played for Karnataka in several All India Hockey events as well as in the South Zone Hockey Championships from the years 1978 to 1984.
As he was an outstanding hockey goalkeeper, he was called upon to attend the national coaching camps as a probable player of the Indian Hockey Team for the World Cup 1981, Asiad 1982 and Olympics 1984.
His funeral mass and cremations were held late this evening. KSHA has lost one of the outstanding hockey players who served the Association in an exemplary manner and condole his death.