Renowned athletic coach A. K. Kutty, who trained some of country’s leading track-and-field stars like M. D. Valsamma, died on 25 September 2013 in Palakkad, Kerala. A. K. Kutty (75) had been keeping indifferent health for quite some time.
He was the coach of Asiad silver medal winning long jumper Mercy Kuttan. He had also served as trainer for the Railways.
A.K. Kutty was conferred the Dronacharya Award in 2010. Kutty showed splendid skills in spotting talent and training them in a systematic manner to extract the best from his wards.
A.K. Kutty served in the Indian Air Force, where he left a mark as an athlete. On retirement from service, he joined the Kerala sports council as a trainer.