Former FIA VP Nazir Hoosein passes away

Hoosein, who was instrumental in starting the Himalayan Rally as the first president of the Himalayan Rally Association, died at Bombay Hospital on Sunday.

The news of Hoosein’s demise after a prolonged illness was confirmed by Shrikant Karani, Director of Sportscraft.   -  THE HINDU PHOTO ARCHIVES

Well-known motorsports administrator and former vice president of Federation Internationale de Automobile (FIA), Nazir Hoosein, died here on Sunday.

The news of Hoosein’s demise after a prolonged illness was confirmed by Shrikant Karani, Director of Sportscraft which has been organising motor sports events in many parts of India.

Hoosein was also the head of Motorsport Association of India and a former president of FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India).

He served as chief steward in the World Rally Championship (WRC), steward at Formula 1 races, as well as member of the World Motor Sport Council.

Hoosein, who was instrumental in starting the Himalayan Rally as the first president of the Himalayan Rally Association, died at Bombay Hospital.

He also owned Liberty Cinema in south Mumbai, adjacent to the hospital.

The last rites will be held at Chandanwadi in south Mumbai on Tuesday.