Indian tennis legend Akhtar Ali no more

8 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Indian tennis legend Akhtar Ali no more

Akhtar Ali, a former Davis Cup coach and a legendary figure in Indian tennis, died on Sunday due to multiple health issues, including recently detected prostate cancer, reports PTI. Akhtar, father of India’s current Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali, was 83 and breathed his last in Kolkata. According to family sources, he was taken to a city hospital two weeks ago where doctors noticed a lump in his chest and also prostate cancer. He was already suffering from dementia and parkinson’s disease. Doctors advised against any cancer therapies because of his frail condition.


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