Shillong, June 16: Frankie Pariat, a former Shillong Lajong player, passed away on June 14. He was 56.
Pariat, who was a member of the St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School squad, was instrumental in winning the U-17 Boys’ Subroto Cup in 1978, the first team from Meghalaya to win the national competition.
Pariat was a versatile sportsman. He was a track-and-field athlete and a cricketer as well. He had played for renowned football clubs like Blue Max and Shillong Lajong.
Pariat had represented Meghalaya at the Senior National Athletics Championship in 1991 and the Inter-college Athletics Meet in 1984.
Pariat was nurturing young football talents in Meghalaya as the manager of the Meghalaya Boys’ Sub-Junior Football team in 2018.
The former footballer, who was a resident of Mawlynrei, died of Covid-19 related complications on Monday evening, according to sources. He was an employee at AG (accounts) office.