Veteran sports journalist K Baskaran died on 11 March 2015 following a brief illness. He was 80. He is survived by his wife, a son and three daughters.
Being a dedicated sports scribe, Baskaran had reported on most of the games in his long career working for Free Press Journal, Indian Express, Newsday (defunct) and then The Times of India where he spent more than 25 years.
Generally, Baskaran reported on football from all over the country. He was also well-admired for his coverage of other ball games like basketball.
He also authored a book on football titled Wills Book of Football.