CHENNAI: A 23-year-old senior kickboxer, Yora Tade, from Arunachal Pradesh, who was undergoing treatment for brain injury that happened during the Wako India Seniors and Masters National Kickboxing Championship, in Chennai, died on Tuesday.
He was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) soon after he suffered blows on his head during a bout against Kesav Mudel, a kickboxer from Maharashtra. He collapsed on the ring on impact and was moved to a private hospital in Thousand Lights, from where he was later shifted to RGGGH.
Despite being treated in the intensive care unit, the 24-year-old succumbed without responding to the treatment, according to police.
Minister for Sports Development Siva V Meyyanathan paid last respects to the player and tweeted, " A 23-year-old kickboxer #YoraTade from Arunachal Pradesh, who participated in the "WAKO INDIA NATIONAL KICK BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP-2022" tournament in Chennai, died after being hospitalisedd due to ill health."
He further wrote, "I paid tribute to his body which was kept in the hospital by placing a garland of flowers. My deepest condolences to his bereaved family."
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, who condoled his death, wrote, " Jolted to learn that our bright Kickboxer Yora Tade left for his heavenly abode. Too early to leave us, dear Tade! No words to express my grief. You will ever be in our hearts. Condolences to bereaved family, friends & admirers. May your journey to ultimate abode be peaceful!."
The Arunachal Pradesh Government is coordinating with Tamil Nadu to bring back the body.