Dr. Lalzarmawia Khiangte, a Mizoram Football Association Executive Committee Member and Sports Medicine Doctor besides being a Mizoram State Sports Council member has passed at 6:10am this morning.
The 44 year old was hospitalised on the evening of August 6 after experiencing difficulty in breathing, but was ultimately unable to pull through.
Dr. Mapuia, as he is fondly known, was the first Sports Medicine Doctor in the Mizo community; he was the Doping Control Officer when India hosted its biggest football event in recent memory in the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup; he was responsible for the assessment and supervision of the physical condition of all football teams under the Mizoram Football Association as well as providing his expertise and assistance in matches organised by the MFA.
He had also proven to be an invaluable member in numerous other disciplines of the Mizoram sports fraternity.
The Mizoram Football Association is devastated by this untimely loss and extends its most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Lalzarmawia.