The All India Football Federation (AIFF) condoles the death of former AIFF Vice President C.R. Viswanathan, who passed away today. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.
Apart from being the AIFF Vice President (2004-08), C.R. Viswanathan was also a member of the AIFF Executive Committee from 2008 to 2012, and the Chairman of the AIFF Technical Committee from 2009 to 2012.
AIFF President Praful Patel, in his condolence message, said, “The AIFF fraternity is shocked to hear about the sad demise of Mr. C.R. Viswanathan. He will be remembered for his contribution to Indian Football, and sports. My thoughts lie with his family. We pray for his soul to rest in peace.”
AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das, said, “On behalf of the Indian Football fraternity we offer our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Mr. Viswanathan was a versatile administrator who served not just Indian Football in different capacities, but also worked towards the overall development of Indian sports. We pray for his soul to rest in peace.”
Apart from his roles in the AIFF, Mr. Viswanathan was also the president of the Tamil Nadu Football Association and the Coimbatore District Football Association, and played a crucial role in the hosting of the 1993 Nehru Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Chennai.