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Late Peter Raman Late Peter Raman Nadi Football Association observed a minute of silence in honor of former administrator and aldermen Peter Raman.

The fitting tribute came ahead of Nadi's all important fixture against Lautoka at Prince Charles Park on Friday, when the side clinched the 2015 Rewa Galaxy Premier League with a 1-0 win.

Raman, a NFA life-member passed away in Monterey, California on Monday after a short illness, he was 75 years old.

The affable held executive positions with the Nadi Football Association and was Fiji Referees Association president, national team manager and a selector.

Raman was an avid footballer and during his prime playing days he represented both Nadi and national team.

He was also influential with many reforms during his tenure as Nadi's deputy mayor.

As a career community activist he served on the Nadi Mandir board and was the founding father of Nadi Club and the manager of Sangam Printers in Nadi.

Raman's son Radhe Krishna followed his fathers' suit by representing both the Nadi and the national teams in mid the 70s.

The defender elite was a rare breed who played at the sweeper backs position, a spot normally reserved for iTaukei players.

Peter Raman was cremated at the Bayside community mortuary on Thursday.

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