V. Arokia Doss, aged 95 passed away on April 17.
He retired as the Asst. Divisional Manager from LIC in 1975. He was a former hockey captian for Santhome High Sec. School and of the Tamil Nadu team in the 1930s. He had also played against Pakistan in 1936.
His favourite position was centre forward and his stick work was so amazing that it led to a controversy, his family said. His opponents grew suspicious with his hockey stick and sent is for inspection but there was nothing spurious about it.
He is survived by 3 sons and 6 daughters.
The family can be reached at 48 / 35, 14th Trust Cross Street, Mandavelipakkam. Ph: 97105 50811 / 98419 91077.