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PM Modi pays tributes to former Davis Cup captain Naresh Kumar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to former Davis Cup captain of India Naresh Kumar and said he played a major role in popularising tennis in the country.

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Updated: 15 Sep 2022 4:45 AM GMT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes on Wednesday to former Davis Cup captain of India Naresh Kumar and said he played a major role in popularising tennis in the country.

"Shri Naresh Kumar will be remembered for his pioneering contribution to Indian sports. He played a major role in popularising tennis. In addition to being a great player he was also an exceptional mentor. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti," Modi said in a tweet.


Kumar, who famously mentored a young Leander Paes as India's Davis Cup captain, died in Kolkata on Wednesday at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife Sunita and three children.

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