Bharath Raj, president of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, died today in Bangalore.
At his home in Bangalore, Bharath Raj passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was quickly taken to the hospital nearby but was declared dead upon arrival.
Vicky Chandhok, former president of the FMSCI, told Motorsport.com that he is “shocked and saddened” by the news, as he was a close friend to Chandhok first and then a president.
Bharath Raj was in his fifties and a relatively young president. It's the first time a president of FMSCI has passed away during his mandate.
Chandhok added that he spoke to Bharath yesterday, to find ways to take motorsport forward in the country, and revealed that he was going through a lot of stress in his mining business.
Bharath Raj was elected as the president of FMSCI held in Chennai last December. He was also the chairman of the Karnataka Motor Sports Club.
He was an ardent lover of motorsport and contributed a lot for the promotion of Indian motorsport.
The Motorsport.com team sends its condolences to his family following his sudden demise.