New Delhi: Indian state of Kerala has announced a two-day mourning to pay tribute to late football legend Diego Maradona, who died following a cardiac arrest on Wednesday. The mourning, which was announced by Kerala Sports Minister E.P Jayarajan, will start on Thursday.
The football icon was no stranger to Kerala as in 2012, he visited the state for two days to inaugurate a jewellery showroom, whose signing brand ambassador was Isham Hassan, who is heartbroken after the demise of the legend.
The icon had a special place in the hearts of the people of the southern states in India.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid home to the late Argentinian star footballer Maradona by calling him a “maestro of football”. Adding that he has left his footprints on the football field and that the whole world is saddened by his ultimate demise.
The Argentine legend had also visited India’s eastern city Kolkata in 2017, where he showed glimpses of his deft left foot and sweated it out with a bunch of school children.