(Kunna) Hubbathalai Subban Moorthy is a differently abled person.
HS Moorthy, the Indian Coach of Table Tennis Team, who has just returned from Deaflympics Brazil 2022. Indian Team lost in the third round. The Indian Contingent met PM Modi on 21 May 2022.
HS Moorthy is deaf and dumb. When he was 3 years old he lost his speech and could not walk. His father, popularly known as Malaysia Subban, since he had stayed in Malaysia for many years, was in Southern Railways, Chennai. Moorthy was admitted at Little Flower Convent for deaf and dumb. He completed 5th STD and then was shifted to St.Louis institute for deaf and blind, Chennai where he completed 11th Std & got experience in Printing Press.
There after he joined HPF, Ooty and got prizes in the All India Public Sectors Sports for many years. While he was in HPF, he was selected as a best Industrial worker and got prize from then Governor of Tamil Nadu Sri. Kurana.
HS Moorthy represented Tamil Nadu State many times in the National Sports championship for deaf in Table Tennis .
He represented India in Olympics for deaf in Table Tennis held in Nepal and Bangkok
During 2017 he attended the Olympic for deaf in Table tennis as Indian team coach at Turkey
Recently Sports Authority of India (New Delhi) has chosen HS Moorthy as a Selector to pick up the Indian Table Tennis team to participate in the Olympics for deaf to be held at Brazil from 30-04-2022 to15-05-2022. He has been selected as the coach for Indian Table tennis team, also .
Selected players from Tamilnadu and Moorthy were honoured by Tamil Nadu Chief minister Sri. MK Stalin in his office.
Presently HS Moorthy is in New Delhi giving coaching to the table tennis team upto 29-04-2022. The Indian team will be leaving for Brazil on 30-04-2022. Olympics for deaf will be held at Brazil from 01-05-2022 to15-05-2022.
HS Moorthy is married to a lady from Yedapalli Village and blessed with a son and daughter. Son, from IIM Lucnow, is a Senior Manager (HR) in Brigade Construction Enterprise Ltd, Bengaluru and daughter is a teacher in Chaitanya School, Coimbatore.
At present he is working as Table Tennis coach in River Side public school Kotagiri.
Hubbathalai Subban Moorthy, you have proved that physical disabilities are no impediments for achieving higher goals in life.
We are proud of you, Moorthy!
(Information – Kind courtesy H Subban Mani, brother of HS Moorthy)