The Boxing Federation of India’s Executive Director R K Sacheti died on Tuesday after battling COVID-19. He used to be 56. The long-serving administrator used to be fighting the dreaded infection at a hospital for the past few days and used to be on ventilator strengthen. Sacheti first became BFI ED in 2016 and retained the position after incumbent President Ajay Singh used to be re-elected in the federation elections held earlier this year. “With a deep sense of sorrow & grief, we notify you that Mr. RK Sacheti, ED (BFI) left for heavenly abode today morning, creating a enormous void in the sports world,” the BFI said in a commentary.
“He has been a Member IOC Olympic Task Force & an ready administrator with an unparalleled contribution to Flag of India Sports,” it added.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju expressed his grief over Sacheti’s death.
“Our beloved R K Sacheti ji, Boxing Federation ED has missing the battle against COVID-19. He used to be one of the vital pillars who put India in the league of world’s top Boxing nations. I wish he could see our Boxers in Olympics.
“I extend my condolence to his circle of relatives for the monumental loss,” he tweeted.
The Indian Olympic Organization (IOA) also offered condolences. “Deeply saddened to hear approximately the sudden demise of IOA Associate Joint Secretary, BFI Executive Director and dear friend Sri Raj Kumar Sacheti,” IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said in a commentary.
“…his contribution to the Olympic, and Commonwealth movement in India is fondly remembered,” Mehta said.
Final year, Sacheti used to be invited by the International Olympic Committee’s Experts Group to “advise” on the formulation of rules for Olympic Qualifiers.”
The Athletics Federation of India too mourned the demise of the seasoned administrator. “AFI circle of relatives is actually saddened with the news of passing absent of Mr. RK Sacheti, Asso. VP AFI, because of Covid. I have known him for over 30 years. He used to be a part of such a lot of major sports events in India & gave possibility to many youngsters to work in sports industry,” AFI President Adille Sumariwalla stated.
Former BFI secretary general Jay Kowli said “sports world has missing an efficient administrator.”
“Remembering all of the great moments together. Many thanks for all of your contribution to Boxing, RKS,” Kowli said in his condolence message.
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