June 05: World’s boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, who died at an Arizona hospital, on Friday night, was a great sportsperson from Kerela. Not only that, Ali even won a gold medal for the state in his career and was the gem of the state.
All this happened on Saturday when a Kerala’s television channel, while reporting the demise of the boxing legend during its news programme, rang up the sports minister Jayarajan hoping that he would share his memories on the boxing legend.
The news anchor first briefs the life and achievements of Ali and then connects Jayarajan to the conversation, to which he replied, that he just came to know that Muhammad Ali died at America.
Jayarajan then went on saying that, Ali was an eminent personality in Kerala’s sports world and winning a gold medal internationally, was an honour for Kerala.
Therefore, his demise is blow to Kerala’s sports world in Ali said.