Muhammad Ali great sportsperson from Kerala, thinks sports minister

Kochi, June 5: Legendary former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali who breathed his last on June 4 was from Kerala, this is what Kerala sports minister E P Jayarajan thinks.

His reaction came when he was approached for comment on the death of legendry athlete by a Malayalam TV news channel soon after the news broke out.

Kerala min calls Muhammad Ali Malyali

"I just heard that Muhammad Ali breathed his last in America. He was a great sportsperson from Kerala. He flagged the fame of Kerala sky-high by winning a gold medal," state sports minister E P Jayarajan was quoted as saying by the Malayalam TV news channel.

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He was later trolled on social media for his foot-in-the mouth comment.

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