Chennai, Jan 2: Elder brother of Olympian, V Baskaran and a former centre-forward of the State hockey team, V Prabhakaran passed away on Thursday, Jan 1. He was 61.
A striker gifted with the power to shoot from every conceivable angle inside the circle, Prabhakaran played for the State for over a decade and a half, and also donned the national colours against Gemany and France in Tests in 1975-76.
Prabhakaran, who played for State Bank as the principal striker for over two decades, is survived by wife.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)