Former Indian ladies’s hockey staff captain Elvera Britto died on Tuesday because of outdated age-related issues.
She was 81.
Elvera, the eldest of the three well-known Britto sisters (the others are Rita and Mae), dominated the home circuit from 1960 to 1967, guiding Karnataka to seven nationwide titles.
She represented India towards Australia, Sri Lanka and Japan.
In 1965, Elvera grew to become solely the second ladies hockey participant to be conferred with the Arjuna Award after Anne Lumsden (1961).
Elvera was single all through life like her sisters.
Hockey India condoled the dying of Elvera.
“It’s saddening to study concerning the passing away of Elvera Britto. She was forward of her instances and achieved a lot in ladies’s hockey and continued to serve the game as an administrator with the state,” HI president Gyanendro Ningombam mentioned in a press release.
“On behalf of Hockey India and your entire hockey fraternity, we want to specific our deepest condolences to her household.”