Former FIFA referee Jaswant Singh Sran died at the age of 80 at a COVID-19 quarantine centre on Tuesday night.

According to brother Dr Kalwant Singh, the former Deputy Superintendent of Police was relocated to the quarantine centre after several residents of Wisma Tatt Khalsa in Chow Kit, where he used to live, were found positive for COVID-19.

"We are still waiting for the autopsy report to find out the actual cause of death as the deceased was found to be negative in all three tests. Two tests were done before, while the last one was done this morning," he told Bernama when contacted.

The former Bukit Aman police officer refereed in matches involving legends such as Soh Chin Aun and the late R. Arumugam during the 70s and 80s.

Jaswant, who is survived by his daughter now living in England, was also the co-founder of the Kuala Lumpur Football Association (KLFA).

Meanwhile, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) expressed condolences to his family..

"Jaswant was in the same batch of referees and linesmen of S. Kathirvale, Othman Omar, Koh Guan Kiat and Mohd Noh Saud in the 80s.

"He went on to become a referee evaluator after retiring as a national and international referee," read the FAM's official Facebook post.