Thursday, April 13, 2006
Sad news for any Kenyan sports fan - Shekhar Meta passed away in a London Hospital yesterday. Meta won the Safari Rally 5 times during the 70s and 80s and was one of the heroes for my generation. When I was running round the garden as a kid irritating the neighbours by blowing rasperries and doing my best to sound like a rally car, it was always him that I imagined myself to be. I know that I wasn't the only one with that thought. He was a great sportsman, and worked tirelessly for Kenyan Rallying after he stopped competing. I don't think Kenya has a hall of fame for its sportsmen as yet, but his name will certainly be in there when we do. Thoughts go to his wife and family. Rest In Peace Shekhar Meta.
Posted by Chemosit at 11:59 am