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Athletics coach AK Kutty passes away

A winner of the Dronacharya award,Kutty had been keeping indifferent health for quite some time.

Eminent athletic coach AK Kutty,who trained some of country’s leading track-and-field stars like M D Valsamma,died on Wednesday,family sources said.

A winner of the Dronacharya award,Kutty (75) had been keeping indifferent health for quite some time.

Kutty showed splendid skills in spotting talent and training them in a systematic manner to extract the best from his wards.

He also trained athletes like Mercykuttan.

Kutty served in the Indian Air Force,where he left a mark as an athlete. On retirement from service,he joined the Kerala sports council as a trainer.

The cremation will take place on Thursday.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed grief at the passing away of Kutty.