It was, indeed, shocking news for all of us at the TTFI and the table tennis fraternity to know that our dear friend and an esteemed colleague, Suresh Bhangui, is no more.


Bhangui, 66, passed away yesterday following a stroke. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.


An able and meticulous administrator that he was, Bhangui had served the cause of Goa table tennis for 16 years as secretary of the Goa Table Tennis Association. A kind-hearted person, always willing to help, will be missed by all his friends and those who had been associated with him, especially the players that benefitted from his vision and forbearance.


We remember distinctly his organizational skills when Goa organized several zonal, national, international competitions—and, all to perfection. A retired banking officer—he was Manager at SBI—Bhangui was a dedicated person and his vibrant presence at all events that Goa had conducted was felt. His absence caused by the sudden departure will be difficult to assimilate. Bhagui’s contribution during the Lusofonia Games will be recalled with fondness.


Goa Table Tennis Association will also take some time before it can absorb the irreparable loss. An affable personality, we in TTFI will always remember Bhangui’s association. We pray to God for his soul to Rest in Peace.