PETALING JAYA: Former journalist of The Star Y.P. Sivam has passed away. He was 63.
The veteran pressman, who gave almost 30 years of his life to sports-writing, died of heart failure at the Serdang Hospital at 7am yesterday, leaving a wife and three children.
Sivam (pic) began as a stringer with Malay Mail before joining The Star in 1992.
He was with the sports section for seven years before headingStarMetro’s sports in 1999.
He continued to contribute articles after his retirement in 2012.
Former national footballer Zainal Abidin Hassan said Sivam was a dedicated journalist.
“I knew Sivam well. His passion and dedication made him one of the better sports writers in the country. I will miss a good friend,” said the 55-year-old Zainal.
Sivam also held positions in various sports associations and was one of the people who started Sukan India Malaysia and was its technical director since its inception in 2014.
The hearse will leave the family home at No 5, Jalan BPP 1/4, Taman Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan, at 2pm today for cremation at the Puchong 14th mile cemetery.