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Emiment sports journalist Barua no more

  • Published at 05:12 pm July 12th, 2019
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The late Ajay Barua

Ajay Barua left behind his wife, two daughters, a son and countless well-wishers to mourn his death

Eminent sports journalist Ajay Barua breathed his last at a London hospital Friday morning at 9:20am. He was 70.

A freedom fighter, Barua was covering the Cricket World Cup 2019 in England. After falling ill, he was admitted to Saint Berts Hospital in the UK for 10 days.

His condition worsened and he was later taken into life support Thursday. 

Barua joined the Dainik Sangbad in 1974 as a sports journalist and performed his duties as its sports editor till his passing away.

He was a Dhaka University Blue and a decorated sportsman before beginning his career in sports journalism.

He was one of the founding members of Bangladesh Sports Journalists’ Association and also served as the sports secretary of Jagannath Hall.

Barua, who loved to play football and cricket in his formative years, was involved with sports journalism for around five decades.

He left behind his wife, two daughters, a son and countless well-wishers to mourn his death.