Prajnesh Gunneswaran's father passes away weeks ahead of tennis player's wedding

  • Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost his father SG Prabhakaran, about three weeks before the tennis star is to get married.

  • Prabhakaran was an avid tennis lover and encouraged his son to achieve excellence in the sport, sending him to Spain for training.

  • Prajnesh's marriage is fixed for 28 November in Cochin.

New Delhi: India's top singles tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost his father SG Prabhakaran on Saturday, about three weeks before he is to get married.

Prabhakaran was not keeping well for the last few months, which necessitated regular visits to the hospital in Chennai.

 Prajnesh Gunneswarans father passes away weeks ahead of tennis players wedding

File image Prajnesh Gunneswaran. AP

Prabhakaran, who ran a real estate business, was an avid tennis lover and encouraged his son to achieve excellence in the sport, sending him to Spain for training.

Prajnesh's marriage is fixed for 28 November in Cochin.

"He had been battling a liver ailment for the last few years. It all started with a obstructive jaundice in 2013. Everyone knew he was sinking. He himself knew," said a close friend of Prabhakaran.

"Prajnesh was with his father when he breathed his last," he added.

Family sources said the 29-year-old Prajnesh will not skip the Pune Challenger, starting Monday.

Updated Date: Nov 09, 2019 20:01:48 IST