5 facts on Bhogeswar Baruah, Assam’s first gold medallist and Arjuna Award recipient


With the Guwahati all set to be dubbed as the Sports Capital of NorthEast India. Here are five facts on Assam's first gold medallist and Arjuna Award

#1. He won the gold medal in the 800 meter race at the Asian Games in 1966.

#2. Every year on September 3, Assam celebrates Abhiruchi Sports Day in honour of his accomplishments as a coach and athlete.

#3. He was the first Assamese to ever receive the Arjuna Award.

#4. He started a sports academy which has to be shut down due to lack of funds in the 1990's. The academy was located in Sivsagar, Assam.

#5. The 76-year-old was the Chef-de-mission of the Assam Olympic Association.

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