His final rites had been carried out on Sunday morning close to his residence at Achanbigei village, about eight kilometre from Imphal. He was solely 39 years previous and survived by his spouse and eight-year-old son.
His longtime good friend and India and Mohun Bagan teammate Renedy Singh instructed from Imphal that he together with present India captain Sunil Chhetri are attempting to place collectively some financial assist for his household in these tough occasions.
“We have performed collectively in Mohun Bagan and within the nationwide crew and I’ve numerous recollections with him. It’s very unhappy that he handed away so younger and has a non-working spouse and little son other than his dad and mom. He was admitted within the hospital for a very long time so he should have spent an excellent sum of money there as nicely. Even Sunil referred to as me within the morning. We all performed collectively in Mohun Bagan and he was the captain. It’s our duty to face by his household on this tough time.
“We mentioned about contributing for his trigger and are attempting to rearrange cash via gamers and FPAI now as a result of we are able to’t play any match in his reminiscence to lift cash proper now on this Covid-19 enforced state of affairs. We can do this later when issues normalise,” mentioned Renedy, who’s the president of Football Players’ Association of India (FPAI).
“Don’t know what he was affected by precisely however mentally he was at all times there in soccer, coaching younger boys within the academies. Physically he appeared weak for the final couple of years,” rued Renedy.
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Mohun Bagan, in the meantime, paid a wealthy tribute to their former skipper on a social networking website. “Mohun Bagan household is deeply saddened by the premature demise of former membership captain Manitombi Singh. Our ideas and prayers are together with his household throughout this tough time. Rest in peace, Manitombi Singh,” it added.
NEROCA FC coach Gift Raikhan mentioned from Imphal, “I’m deeply unhappy to listen to the information within the morning right now. We performed collectively in small golf equipment right here earlier than he moved to larger golf equipment like Salgaocar, Air India after which Mohun Bagan. His well being was not good for a very long time however he was teaching very nicely in native academies. Plenty of children developed underneath him right here. It’s an excellent private loss for me in addition to Manipur and Indian soccer. My deepest condolences to his household.”
NEROCA secretary Moirangthem Manimohon knowledgeable, “We will maintain a condolence meet in his reminiscence on the membership home tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8.30am the place about 20 individuals together with gamers and officers will collect.”