Karate master honoured in India

2017-03-09 06:00
Members of the Karate Association of India congratulate Sonny Pillay Hanshi (front, second from left) when he received a commendation award from the president of the association, R. Thiagarajan (right). Photo: supplied

Members of the Karate Association of India congratulate Sonny Pillay Hanshi (front, second from left) when he received a commendation award from the president of the association, R. Thiagarajan (right). Photo: supplied

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THE president of Karate South Africa, Sonny Pillay Hanshi, was honoured at the Karate Association of India’s national championships recently for his 50 years of continued dedication and commitment in the field of karate.

The prestigious accolade was bestowed on the karate maestro Hanshi Pillay by the president of Karate Association of India (KAI), karate master R. Thiagarajan at a gala awards dinner banquet.
Thiagarajan said: “Our organisation KAI is extremely proud of the outstanding contribution made uninterrupted for 50 years in the field by the veteran karate master Sonny Pillay who is of Indian origin.”
Pillay said: “This prestigious accolade will remain close to my heart as it makes my 50 years’ karate journey very meaningful given that the karate community from India recognises my contribution to the SA karate fraternity.”
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