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Former Singapore disability sport chief Frankie Thanapal Sinniah dies

Published on Dec 17, 2012 9:45 PM
 
Frankie Thanapal Sinniah, the former president of the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), died on Monday at the age of 61. --ST PHOTO: TERRENCE LIM

Frankie Thanapal Sinniah, the former president of the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), died on Monday at the age of 61.

A family member told The Straits Times that Mr Sinniah, who was Singapore's chef-de-mission at the London Paralympics in August, suffered from a suspected heart attack in the afternoon. He was later pronounced dead at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Mr Sinniah became SDSC's president in 2004 and stepped down earlier this year. For his efforts in promoting disability sports, he was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2001 and a Public Service Star in 2008.

The former Paralympian is survived by his wife Madam Juminah Ahmad, 60, and three children aged 29 to 33.