Hundreds pay homage to Suresh Babu

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Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (PTI) Hundreds of people,including sportspersons, politicians and friends today paidhomage to Olympian and Asian Games gold medallist Suresh Babu,when his body was brought here from Ranchi.

The chartered flight carrying the body reached here at 4PM and was taken to Medical College Hospital for embalming.

The body was then kept at the central stadium for about anhour for the public to pay homage.

State Sports Minister M Vijayakumar, Opposition LeaderOommen Chandy, ace athletes Shiny Wilson, Padmini Thomas, M DValsamma and K M Beenamol were among those who paid homage toSuresh Babu at the central stadium.

Babu died in Ranchi yesterday and his mortal remains willbe cremated at ''Santhi Kavadam'' electricum crematorium withfull state honours later tonight.

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