Mumbai Marathon 2020: 64-year-old man dies of heart attack after collapsing during event

Gajendra Manjalkar, a resident of Nalasopara in neighbouring Palghar district who had been participating in the marathon for last four years, came to Mumbai to participate in the latest edition of the run on Sunday.

Press Trust of India January 19, 2020 16:58:26 IST
Mumbai Marathon 2020: 64-year-old man dies of heart attack after collapsing during event
  • Gajendra Manjalkar came to Mumbai to participate in the latest edition of the run on Sunday.

  • He collapsed while running the marathon, a police official said.

  • Talking to PTI, Dr Gautam Bhansali, consultant physician at Bombay Hospital, said 10 to 12 people were brought to the hospital with various complaints, including dehydration.

Mumbai: A 64-year-old man died after suffering a heart attack while running in the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 on Sunday morning, officials said.

Gajendra Manjalkar, a resident of Nalasopara in neighbouring Palghar district who had been participating in the marathon for last four years, came to Mumbai to participate in the latest edition of the run on Sunday.

Mumbai Marathon 2020 64yearold man dies of heart attack after collapsing during event

Representational image. Twitter @TataMumMarathon

He collapsed while running the marathon, a police official said.

He was later taken to Bombay Hospital in south Mumbai where doctors declared him brought dead, he said.

Talking to PTI, Dr Gautam Bhansali, consultant physician at Bombay Hospital, said 10 to 12 people were brought to the hospital with various complaints, including dehydration.

"Manjalkar was declared dead on arrival. He died due to a heart attack," Bhansali said.

The body was sent to GT Hospital for a postmortem, he added.

"An accidental death report has been registered at Marine Drive police station. Further probe is underway," Deputy Commissioner of Police Pranay Ashok told PTI.

Besides, a runner, Sanjay Bafna (51), was undergoing treatment for brain stroke, while angioplasty was performed on another participant, identified as Himanshu Thakkar (47), at the Bombay Hospital, Bhansali said, adding that both of them were currently recuperating.

The 17th edition of Tata Mumbai Marathon was held in the morning in which over 55,000 runners participated.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Hero MotoSports rider CS Santosh cleared to return to India following crash but remains under observation
Sports

Hero MotoSports rider CS Santosh cleared to return to India following crash but remains under observation

The 37-year-old Santosh, who was representing the two-wheeler manufacturing giant in one of the world's biggest rallies, suffered a crash last Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital in Jeddah.

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy test negative for COVID-19 hours after positive results, now cleared to play
Sports

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy test negative for COVID-19 hours after positive results, now cleared to play

Both the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Association of India (BAI) confirmed the development.

MotoGP 2021 season to begin with two races in Qatar, pre-season testing to commence in first week of March
Sports

MotoGP 2021 season to begin with two races in Qatar, pre-season testing to commence in first week of March

The two night races, both to be held at the Losail circuit on 28 March and 4 April, will be followed up by the Portuguese MotoGP at the Algarve International circuit on 18 April.