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GOLF: Sad Deepavali for Murthy

As published in Sunday Mail






By R.Loheswar loheswar@mmail.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR — It will not be a Happy Deepavali for golfer S. Murthy as he woke to news of his house having burnt down in the early hours ofThursday.
Murthy was playing in the Perlis Closed which beganon Wednesday. He carded a 76 and looked in good nick to make the cut.
When he awoke at6.30amon Thursdayhe saw he had more than 40 missed calls.
“I immediately called my sister and she said the house had caught fire in the wee hours of the morning,” said a dejected Murthy, who represented Malaysia from 1990 to1996.
 “We (Murthy and his wife) immediately drove back to Banting.” 
The source of the fire is unknown but early indications are a faulty socket might have been the cause.
No one was hurt, but Murthy’s father Somasundaram Sadayan, 69, was in the house — a single-storey terrace behind Banting hospital — before the fire broke out. 
Somasundaram wasn’t feeling and moved to his daughter’s house that night.
At4am, neighbours …