Hockey legend no more: Leslie Claudius passes away

India's legendary hockey player, Leslie Claudius, passed away in Kolkata on Thursday.

updated: December 20, 2012 19:18 IST
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Kolkata: India's triple Olympic gold medallist and one of the legends of the game of hockey, Leslie Claudius passed away here today after a prolonged illness.

Claudius was suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and frequently needed hospitalization in the past couple of years.

He was 85-years-old and is survived by wife and three sons. One of his sons Brandon lives with him in Kolkata and the other two sons live in Australia.

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