Hyderabad, Apr 2 UNI | 4 months ago

A prominent sports journalist Revalle Narender, died due to illness here today.

The 49-year-old former sports journalist of Andhra Jyothi and Indian Express, who hailed from Choppadandi village in Karimnagar district, also a sports analyst.

He is survived by his wife Usha.

R Narender started his career as a journalist first in the vernacular daily of 'Jeevagadda'; in his hometown Karimnagar before moving on to join Andhra Jyothi in Tirupati in 1986 as sports journalist.

After a long stint in Jyothi when he covered many major events including the 1996 World Cup, Narender worked in the Express editions in Hyderabad and Bhubaneshwar.

Later on, he worked as a freelancer for AIR and Doordarshan besides being a contributor to Associated Press International agency for the inaugural 2003 Afro-Asian Games.

In the last few years, Narender established himself as a sports analyst in various TV channels debating on contemporary scenario in sports. He also worked for the Bill Gates Foundation in Hyderabad.

The Andhra Pradesh Sports Journalists Association (APSJA) expressed grief at the untimely demise of Narender Revelli.

On behalf of sports fraternity, APSJA convey their heartfelt
condolences to the members of the bereaved family.

Telugu Desam party president and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu also expressed his deep condolences over the
sudden demise of Narender.

(Posted on 03-04-2014)