He has trained athletes like M. D. Valsamma and Mercykuttan
Eminent athletic coach A. K. Kutty, who trained some of country’s leading track-and-field stars like M. D. Valsamma, died in Palakkad on Wednesday, family sources said.
A winner of the Dronacharya award, Mr. Kutty (75) had been keeping indifferent health for quite some time.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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 in Palakkad on Thursday.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed grief at the passing away of Mr. Kutty.