The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) also offered its condolences.

“Deeply saddened to learn of the sudden disappearance of the Associate Assistant Secretary of IOA, Executive Director of BFI and dear friend Sri Raj Kumar Sacheti,” IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said in a statement.

Sacheti first became BFI ED in 2016 and retained the post after incumbent President Ajay Singh was reelected in federal elections held earlier this year.

“… his contribution to the Olympic and Commonwealth movement in India is fondly remembered”, Mehta said.

Last year, Sacheti was invited by the International Olympic Committee’s panel of experts to “advise” on the formulation of rules for Olympic qualifiers. The Indian Athletics Federation (AFI) also mourned the disappearance of the veteran administrator.

“The AFI family is truly saddened by the news of the death of Mr. RK Sacheti, Asso. VP AFI, due to Covid. I have known him for over 30 years. He has participated in so many major sporting events in India and has given many young people the opportunity to work in the sports industry, ” Said AFI President Adille Sumariwalla.

Former CIB general secretary Jay Kowli said “The world of sport has lost an effective administrator. Remember all the great times together. Thank you very much for your contribution to boxing, RKS, “ Kowli said in his message of condolences.