|Other name||Vishwa Deen|
|Profession||Table tennis player|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 167 cm
in meters- 1.67 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Vishwa Deenadayalan had won the Republic Day Cup in which he defeated Sankketh in the finals (2013)
• U-15 Junior National Champion (2018)
• Gold medallist at the Cadet boys’ team event at the Serbia Open (2018)
• Winner of Junior Boys Singles at UTT National Ranking Table Tennis Championship - 2019 (North Zone)
• U-19 Boys Title Champion at National Ranking Tournament, Dehradun (2022)
|Date of Birth||4 January 2004 Table Tennis Federation of India
1 April 2004 Table Tennis Federation of India
|Birthplace||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Date of Death||17 April 2022|
|Place of Death||Shillong, Meghalaya, India|
|Age (at the time of death)||18 Years|
|Death Cause||Road accident The Hindu|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Vidyalaya HSS|
|Educational Qualification||FIrst year B.Com The News Minute|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Unmarried|
|Parents||Father- Deena Dayalan
Mother- Anuradha Deena Dayalan
|Siblings||Sister- Raveenaa Deenadayalan (a table tennis player; elder)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vishwa Deenadayalan
- Vishwa Deenadayalan was a budding Indian table tennis player who had represented his Table Tennis Association at several National and International level competitions. He was among the top U-19 table tennis players in India. He died on 17 April 2022, as the vehicle in which he was in collided head-on with a 12 wheeler truck, while he was en-route to Shillong, Meghalaya from Guwahati, Assam.
- Vishwa Deenadayalan was on his way to participate in the 83rd Senior National and Inter-state Table Tennis Competition at Shillong.
- Vishwa Deenadayalan had passed through tough competition in order to be selected for the Shillong squad. He defeated Malesh Kumar in the selection matches.
- Vishwa Deenadayalan’s dream was to be among the top 100 table tennis players in the world.
- Vishwa Deenadayalan was influenced by his elder sister, Raveenaa to take up table tennis. In an interview, he said,
- Vishwa Deenadayalan has won many cadet and sub-junior level championships throughout his career.
- As a young child, Vishwa Deenadayalan showed immense interest in the field of table tennis. His father had him enrolled in the Krishnaswamy Table Tennis Club at Chennai.
- In Vishwa’s formative years, he was extensively trained by two ace table tennis players, namely, Ramnath Prasad and Jai Prabhu Ram.
- Vishwa Deenadayalan’s performance during the table tennis championships was so good, that it earned him appreciation directly from India’s ace table tennis player, Sharath Kamal.
- Owing to his superior skills, Vishwa Deenadayalan was also selected to be a part of the Indian U-19 squad, to represent India in the World Table Tennis Youth Contender at Linz. The tournament was to begin on 27 April 2022.
- In 2019, Vishwa Deenadayal along with his mixed doubles partner, Selena Deepthi, had reached the pre-quarters at Hyderabad Nationals. Sports Star
- Vishwa Deenadayal was a part of the Tamizhaga Table Tennis Association (TTTA) State men’s team and was to represent the association in Shillong.
- Several well-known personalities, such as PM Narendra Modi and Kiran Rijiju, expressed their heartfelt condolences on the untimely death of Vishwa Deenadayalan.
- The Meghalaya Table Tennis Association in an official statement said,
The Meghalaya Table Tennis Association is grieved by the sudden death of D Vishwa, a Tamil Nadu paddler who was on his way to Shillong to take part in the 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championship.”
- The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma, tweeted regarding the death of the young table tennis player.
Saddened to learn that Tamil Nadu paddler, Deenadayalan Vishwa passed away after an accident in Ri Bhoi District while on his way to Shillong to participate in the 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championship in our State@ianuragthakur @KirenRijiju @mkstalin @CMOTamilnadu pic.twitter.com/sGvAc3eDhe
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) April 17, 2022
- While giving an overview of the incident that took place on 17 April 2022, M. Nithyashree, TTTA women paddler said,
The entire TTTA (men & women) team left Guwahati airport on Sunday at around 12.30-1245 p.m. in three different cars. When our car reached the spot we saw our coach Jai Prabhu Ram and a few locals rescuing our paddlers from the accident spot. There were no injury signs on Vishwa. We shouted, screamed his name and hoped that he would open his eyes, but there was absolutely no response. Then a medical student or doctor even tried CPR. Then he was taken in an ambulance soon.” Sports Star
- In an interview, Vishwa Deenadayal’s coaches, R. Ramnath Prasad and Jai Prabhu Ram described his character as,
On the table, he was an aggressive player and off it very humble. He was loved by everyone.”