Tade, 24, was rushed to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai on Sunday after suffering “a severe blow to the head in the final match of the national kickboxing championship,” the hospital told CNN on Wednesday.

Doctors operated on him and admitted him to intensive care. However, Tade died unresponsive to treatment on Tuesday, the hospital added in its statement.

Tade was from the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh and was in the championship final when he suffered the blow.

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“Dismayed to hear that our brilliant Kickboxer Yora Tade has departed for his heavenly abode. Too early to leave us dear Tade! No words to express my sorrow,” Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema tweeted on Tuesday. Khandu.

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