Babykutty: Thomas Mathew, former Vice President and Selection Committee Member of the Kerala Basketball Association and former Secretary of the Ernakulum District Basketball Association died at his residence on Friday in Aluva. He was 74. His funeral was held earlier today at 3.00pm at St Dominic’s Church Aluva. He is survived by wife Mariamma Thomas, children – Naveen Thomas (Kuwait) and Joe Thomas (Bangalore), a former Kerala State basketball player and a daughter Nisha Thomas. He was also the uncle of international basketball player Unwin J Antony (Chief Marshal of Kerala Legislative Assembly).
Mr Mathew was instrumental in organising the Senior National Championship at Ernakulum in the year 1993-94 and the Carmel Trophy All India Tournament for several years. In the condolence message, PP Varghese, Secretary, Kerala Basketball Association conveyed his prayers to the family at this time of their great loss.
May his soul rest in peace.