• Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

Singapore’s 2010 Youth Olympic Games boxing coach and manager T Balasundram only has “a few more months to weeks” to live, his daughter reveals.

Nov 23, 2021

One of Singapore’s most renowned boxing coaches T Balasundram only has a few more weeks or months to live, his daughter Durga Devi has revealed.

Balasundram is a boxing icon who has served in various capacities in the sport in Singapore and is known to many in the fraternity simply as “Coach”.

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“Based on doctors advice, Appa has only got a few months to weeks being with us,” his daughter revealed in a Facebook post.

“Doctors has advised us to take each visit as a Goodbye cause that’s how the cancer works in the brains.”

The post was put up at about 9.30pm.

She also posted a photo of Balasundram in a commando uniform with his red beret.

Photo: T Balasundram

Balasundram had been hospitalised in the National University Hospital of late, but has now been moved to a hospice.

In 2010, when Singapore hosted the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, he was the country’s coach and manager for the sport of boxing.

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He has also served as an appointment holder in the Singapore Amateur Boxing Association. 

TMSG had written about his condition a few days ago, and had revealed that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumour. 

Photo: T Balasundram

A regular feature at the Farrer Park Boxing Gymnasium, Balasundram had also been featured in a short film in 2019 by director and entrepreneur Ray Pang simply called PS Farrer Park.

Photo: TODAY

Pang had shared the TMSG story with a short message for Balasundram.

As did swimming legend Ang Peng Siong. 

Main Photo: 2010 Youth Olympic Games booklet

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