S. S. Narayan Height, Age, Family, Death, Biography

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Profession: Footballer
Marital Status: Married
Age: 86 Years

S. S. Narayan

Full nameShankar Subramaniam Narayan
Other namesS. S. "Babu" Narayan
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)6' (183 cm)
Professional DebutOn 4 December 1956 for India (against Yugoslavia)
Club(s)• Matunga Students (1950–52)
• Indian Gymkhana FC (1952)
• Matunga AC (1953–55)
• Caltex Bombay (1955–58)
• Tata SC (1958–70)
Awards, Honours• Honoured by The Mumbai District Football Association for his contribution to Indian Football
• Honoured by The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India for his outstanding contribution to the Indian side in the Melbourne and Rome Olympics. (2009)
• Chosen for the Lifetime Achievement Awards at SJAM Annual Awards (2018)
• Medal of honour of excellence by the AIFF and FIFA President Sepp Blatter
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 November 1934 (Monday)
BirthplaceOttapalam, Palakkad, Kerala, British India (Now Ottapalam, Palakkad, Kerela, India)
Date of Death5 August 2021
Place of DeathThane, Maharashtra, India
Age (at the time of death)86 Years
Death CauseCardiac Arrest
Zodiac signScorpio
Nationality• British Indian (1934-1947)
• Indian (1947 onwards)
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenSon- 1
• Murali

Daughter- 2
• Lakshmi
• Janaki

S. S. Narayan (standing third from right in the last row) with the Indian team

Some Lesser Known Facts About S. S. Narayan

  • Narayan played both football and basketball and represented Maharashtra at national tournaments.
  • Narayan featured in 9 international matches between 1956 and 1964 for the Indian football team.
  • Despite being born in the Palakkad district of Kerala, he spent most of his career in Bombay and even represented Bombay in the Santosh Trophy in 1956 and Maharashtra in 1964.
  • Narayan was part of the team which participated in the Olympic Games of 1956 and 1960. He was also part of the team which came fourth in the 1958 Asian Games and finished second in the 1964 AFC Asian Cup.
  • He was part of the Indian team which Participated in the 1959 Merdeka Cup.
  • After a long career of more than a decade, Narayan took retirement from first-class football in 1970.
  • After retiring from football, he worked with the Tata Group.
  • Narayan suffered a cardiac arrest minutes after he was discharged from the hospital after undergoing surgery.