Suppiah was born in India, and died, aged 83, in Singapore. He had two grandchildren, daughter named Shamini Suppiah, son named Subra Suppiah and wife called Vallambal. Suppiah was a diabetic and had two toes removed from his foot after infection.
He was awarded by FIFA for being a referee instructor for 25 years. In 2009, he was presented with Distinguished Service Award and a Gold Service Award and in September, 2012 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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