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Stars pay respects to Miss Ireland founder Krish Naidoo

By Kirsty Blake Knox

Published 14/10/2015

Club legend: Krish Naidoo
Club legend: Krish Naidoo

Football legends, politicians and beauty queens gathered in Dublin yesterday to bid farewell to Krish Naidoo - the founder of the Miss Ireland contest.

South-African born Naidoo moved to Ireland in 1963 and studied at Trinity College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast and is credited with starting the Irish nightclub scene.

Pat Jennings, the former Northern Ireland goalkeeper, and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern were among the mourners. Mr Naidoo once trialled for Spurs. He later became a director of the club.

He is survived by his wife, Lelia, and children, Krishna, Rajah and Natalya. He was buried at the Church of the Scared Heart in Donnybrook.

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