Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Mr. S. Kathiravale KMN, International Soccer Referee and Hockey Umpire, passed away Wednesday morning (12/6/13) at 5.00am. Funeral will be held at the :Loke Yew Crematorium at 5pm.
His address is: No 20, Jalan Awan Merah, Taman Yarl, Jalan Klang Lama.
He was born on 1 st October 1929 (84 years old). May his soul rest in peace.
Kathrivale was an International FIFA Referee and also officiated at the 1975 World Cup Hockey held in Kuala Lumpur.
He leaves behind wife S. Sarasvathi, children K. Ananthavel, Dr. K. Sivakumar and K. Sivapan and their spouses and children.
Selangor Hockey Association Secretary, Kuganeson Poolagasingam said the association mourns the loss of a sportsman, a friend and a mentor who has contributed so much to hockey and football, not on in Selangor but nationally and internationally.
On May 3 2013, he was awarded the AFC Distinguished Service Award for 30 years of service in football. This award is given to officials who have given their valuable services for the development and promotion of Football.