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Monday, March 5, 2018

Fiorentina captain Davide Astori dies young ~ ~ Sporting World is dazed !!

யக்ஷ பிரஷணம் (யுதிஷ்டிரன், இறந்த தன் தம்பிகளை மீட்க யக்ஷனின் பரிக்ஷைக்கு ஆளாகும் படலம்) :  யமதர்மன் தர்மனிடம் ஒரு கேள்வி கேட்கிறார்- “”தருமபுத்திரரே! இந்த உலகில் வியப்பான- ஆச்சரியமான விஷயம் எது?”  அதற்கு யுதிஷ்டிரர், “”மனிதன் அன்றாடம் தன்னைச் சுற்றி இறப்பைப் பார்க்கிறான். ஆனாலும் தான் நிலையாக இருக்கப் போகிறவன் என்று நினைத்துக் கொண்டிருக்கிறானே- இதைவிட ஆச்சரியமான விஷயம் ஏது?” என்று பதில் சொல்கிறார்.
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நம் பெரியாழ்வாரின் அற்புத பாடலின் படி :  பஞ்சபிராணன்களும் அங்கம் விட்டு அகன்றுபோக மூக்கினில் (கையை வைத்து) ஆவி சோதித்தபின்னர்  இறந்து போகுங் காலத்திலே ~   க்ஷீராப்திசாயியான எம்பெருமானை நெஞ்சால் நினைத்துக் கொள்பவர்கள் நற்பயனை பெறுவார்கள் !! 
The World, rather the people try to ascribe reasons as we read and saw after the death of a famous Tamil actress in Dubai.  Miles away,  Italian prosecutors have revealed they have opened an investigation into the possibility Davide Astori's sudden death was linked to manslaughter.  It was originally reported that Fiorentina captain Astori had died from natural causes on Sunday however criminal proceedings have now begun.  He was only 31 and the famous star  was found dead in his hotel room in Udine on Sunday, hours before his team were due to face Udinese in a Serie A fixture.

What is Death ? ~ perhaps none knows it fully ! – though everyone knows that it is certain .. yet, none knows when it would come ? – generally, it is thought that young and fit people do not succumb early !!!    Death is the cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism.   Death – particularly the death of humans – has commonly been considered a sad or unpleasant occasion, due to the affection for the being that has died and the termination of social and familial bonds with the deceased. Yet mankind continues to be harsh – exhibit malice and hatred towards fellow human beings and other livings things in this beautiful World. 

The European World – especially those fans of football are shell-shocked as they grapple to come to reality reading the sudden death of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori.   Astori, a 31-year-old Italy international central defender, had been with the club since 2016 having previously played for Milan, Cagliari and Roma. He had 14 international caps with Italy and was a member of the squad that played in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Fiorentina captain Davide Astori has died in his sleep at the team hotel. He was just 31.  The club confirmed the sad news on Sunday morning with their game at Udinese postponed.  Will death come so young ? and would it harm such a fit person ?? - One report from Italy said his team-mates broke down his door when Astori failed to come down for breakfast or answer his phone.  'The lad did not turn up to the team breakfast at 9.30am and he was usually the first to arrive,' said Fiorentina spokesman Arturo Mastronardi. 'So they went to check on him. Davide was sleeping in a room on his own. We still don't know the cause of death. The Magistrate came here and the body has been taken for an autopsy, which I think will be conducted today. We have no further details.

'The last to see Davide was Marco Sportiello. Some players sleep in single rooms, some in doubles.  'His family is from Bergamo, so his parents were alerted by telephone, whereas his partner was visited in person in Florence by some of the directors who were in the city.  The famous player - Astori leaves a wife Francesca and two-year-old daughter behind. Astori had been with the club since 2016, having also played for Milan, Cagliari and Roma. A statement issued by Fiorentina read: 'Fiorentina are profoundly shaken and forced to announce that their captain Davide Astori has died.

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon  wrote on Instagram: ‘You have a young wife and family members who are suffering. Your little girl deserves to know that her father was in all respects a perfect person. ‘You were the best expression of an ancient, surpassed world, in which values such as altruism, elegance, education and respect for others, were the masters. ‘You were one of the best sports figures I ever came across.’ Clubs and players from around the world tweeted their condolences to Fiorentina after the news broke. 

Nothing, however, can bring this young player back and even to those who did not know him, his death gives chilling grief.  Sad  !!

Regards – S. Sampathkumar
4th Mar 2018.

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