They don’t make them like Punch, Mony and Velappan anymore

BEFORE the final day of action at the KL Masters at Titiwangsa Stadium recently,the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Association (KLBA) held a ceremony to pay tribute to the late Datuk Punch Gunalan.The badminton legend was a player, coach, manager and administrator extraordinaire before passing away in 2012 at the age of 68 due to liver cancer.

Born Gunalan Panchacharan in Selangor on April 2, 1944, he grew up with his three other siblings in Seremban.

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