Commander Kehar Singh, founder member of MDFA passes away

He was secretary of the Indian Navy Sports Control Board and the first Vice-President of MDFA when it was formed in 1983

Commander Kehar Singh, founder member of MDFA passes away
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Commander Kehar Singh, VSM, (Indian Navy) a founder member of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) passed away after a brief illness at MGM hospital, Vashi, on Monday evening. Kehar Singh, 89, is survived by three sons and two daughters.

Kehar Singh was an athlete, wrestler and weightlifter and he later served as a sports administrator. He was secretary of the Indian Navy Sports Control Board and the first Vice-President of MDFA when it was formed in 1983. He also held the post of Hon. Gen. Secretary and later was elected as MDFA President.

Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) is the organisation responsible for association football in and around the Indian city of Mumbai. It is affiliated to the State Association, the Western India Football Association, which in turn is affiliated with the All India Football Federation. The organisation is currently led by Maharashtra Tourism Minister, Aaditya Thackeray.

MDFA has played a crucial part in uplifting the sport in Mumbai, a metropolitan city where youngsters are always seen thriving for playing cricket. Cdr. Singh's contributed towards the sports by establishing a sports institution dedicated to promote football.

Singh, was also the secretary of the Mumbai Hockey Association Limited (MHAL). The final rites were held at the Vashi-Turbhe crematorium at 12:00 pm on Tuesday.

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