Published:  12:05 AM, 13 July 2019

Veteran sports journalist Ajay Barua passes away

Veteran sports journalist Ajay Barua passes away

Ajay Barua, a veteran sports journalist and sports editor of Dainik Sangbad, died at a hospital in London on Friday morning. He was 72, family sources said, reports BSS. Barua is survived by his wife, two daughters, a son and a host of relatives and admirers. Barua, one of the pioneers of sports journalism in Bangladesh, went to England along with his wife on May 31 to covering the ICC Cricket World Cup.

He was admitted to Saint Berts Hospital in London a few days ago after falling sick there. He was then shifted to ICU two days ago after his health condition deteriorated.

A freedom fighter, Barua joined Dainik Sangbad as a sports journalist in 1974 and served the newspaper as its sports editor till his death. Barua was an accomplished sportsman before starting journalism career. He received blue medal from Dhaka University for his outstanding contribution in sports.

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