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Kyoshi 60th Birthday

SKISA HONORS  SOUTH AFRICA'S " UNSUNG HEROES" OF YESTERYEAR AT  ITS FOUNDER "KARATE LEGEND" SONNY PILLAY'S 60TH BIRTHDAY
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Pic L/R: Nisharlan and Shaun Sewgolam  (grandsons of golfing legend Papwa), Soccer Star of the 70's Daya Maistry, Sports journalist of the 60's Ronnie Govender, Karate Maestro Stanley Khoza

Soccer Star of the 60's Sewnarian Lall, Top footballer of the 80's Buddy Govender, Legendry athlete and soccer star of the 60's Maniraj Singh, Champion Golfer of the apartheid era Paul Letchmiah, Sagren Naidoo 60's football legend seated Soccer Legend of the 40's 50's and 60's Billy Reddy

Posthumous awards were also made to soccer greats Dharam Mohan, Dan Naidoo ,Lionel Homiel and  Triple Dutch Open Golf Legend SS PAPWA

SKISA honors SA's sports "unsung heroes" on the occasion of karate legend  kyoshi sonny pillay's 60th birthday 

the gala awards presentation banquet was held last wk end at the durban city hall 

soccer greats sewnarian lall,daya maistry and billy reddy received commendation awards for their brilliance in the field of the beautiful game

shihan stanley khoza was honored for his contribution to the karate fraternity of  kwa zulu natal

guitar maestro the "george benson" of SA gordon franks received a commendation award for his splendid "sound of music" that has brought peace joy and happiness to people of the rainbow nation  

posthumous awards were presented to the late football genius  dharam mohan and perhaps the greatest gentleman of the soccer lionel homiel

champion golfer of the apartheid era paul letchmiah (kyoshi caddied for him for 5yrs in the 60's)  was commended for his  outstanding contribution to the non white golfing fraternity  

in addition nisharlan sewgolum stepped up to the podium with cousin brother shaun to receive the posthumous award of their grandfather the  late golfing maestro (3 time dutch open champion) SS PAPWA whom kyoshi pillay idolised during his golfing days at the original non white sub standard  golf course "springfield" where kyoshi served  a caddie for 10years

these unsung heroes set the bench mark for me as an emerging sportsman in the 60's said kyoshi pillay when i first saw dharam mohan i dreamed of being like him later when i started to play golf  as a caddie i idolised the great papwa but i soon found out that they were a rare breed of "master class" but i was undeterred and persued

moreover  i continued to strive spilling blood sweat and tears along the way and alas finally i am proud that today on my 60th birthday i am recognised for successfully making a difference in the lives of so many youth amongst the downtrodden

SKISA ALSO LAUNCHED ITS SPORTS TRUST AS PART OF THE LEGACY OF ITS FOUNDER KYOSHI SONNY PILLAY 60TH BIRTHDAY MILESTONE CELEBRATIONS

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