Indian Olympic Association vice-president Janardhan Singh Gehlot died in Jaipur on Wednesday after prolonged illness.Also Read - Cricket To Be Included In Olympics Soon? Check Latest Update Here

Gehlot, a former Rajasthan minister, was also the founder president of International Kabaddi Federation. He was in his 70s. He was the head of the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India for 28 years till 2013. He was also serving as the president of the Rajasthan Olympic Association at the time of his death. Also Read - EXCLUSIVE | Rutuparna Panda on Winning National Junior Championship With Swollen Up Ankle; Aims Olympic Medal For India in 2024

“On behalf of IOA family, our heartfelt condolences to Gehlot family on the sad and untimely demise of IOA vice president and president of Rajasthan Olympic association Janardhan Singh Gehlot,” IOA President Narinder Batra said in a statement. Also Read - Athletes Complain Inedible Meals in Beijing Leaves Their 'Bones Sticking Out'

Indian Olympic Association Tweeted:

The Indian Olympic Association is saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Shri Janardan Singh Gehlot. The sport of Kabaddi and the Indian sports fraternity will miss him greatly.

Gehlot was elected as one of the nine IOA vice presidents in the 2017 elections.