Para athelete Ramesh Tikaram succumbs to COVID-19

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Bengaluru, July 16: After battling the COVID-19 for over two weeks, former para-athlete, badminton player and coach Ramesh Tikaram passed away due to the infection and multi-organ failure, on Thursday.

Para-Badminton Association of India said that Tikaram spent more than two weeks in a city hospital in Bengaluru.

The 51-year-old Arjuna Award winner and Computer Science engineer from BMS College of Engineering, tested positive for COVID-19 a day after he was admitted to hospital with respiratory problems on June 29. In the ICU, Tikaram was put on ventilator support and also showed signs of recovery but his condition deteriorated on Thursday. He is survived by his wife, parents and two daughters.

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