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Dr. Adityan remembered one year on


Chennai, India, April 19, 2014 – A Memorial Hall has been inaugurated in memory of the former FIVB Honorary Executive Vice-President Sivanthi Adityan in his home town of Chennai, India on Saturday, one year on from his passing.

Close family and friends will attend the private memorial service. 

It has been one year since Dr. Adityan passed away aged 76 in Chennai following a long illness. He was a FIVB Executive Committee member, member of numerous FIVB Commissions, President of the Volleyball Federation of India, Life President of the India Olympic Association and Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

He was elected as a FIVB Board of Administration member during the FIVB World Congress held at Long Beach, Los Angeles, USA in 1984 before being elected as FIVB Executive Vice-President in the FIVB World Congress held at Tokyo, Japan in 1998.

Dr. Adityan received the FIVB Honorary Executive Vice-President honour during his last FIVB appearance at the 2012 Congress in Anaheim where Dr. Ary S. Graça F° was elected as the FIVB’s fourth President.

In 1989, Dr. Adityan also was awarded the Gold Medal by the International Volleyball Federation for his active and key participation for the development of volleyball in India.

He was also presented with the OCA Merit Award by His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad Al-Sabah, President of the OCA in 2010.

He is survived by his wife S. Malathi and his son S. Balasubramania.

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