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Pulin Das cremated

File Photo: Pulin Das (UB Photos)

The mortal remains of Pulin Das consigned to flames on Thursday a day after the veteran sportsman  is no more. The veteran sportsman passed away on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi along with severa ministers, political leaders, parties and organizations paid their last respect before his body was cremated in the morning.

Das breathed his last at  97 on Wedesday. The end came at 2 in the afternoon at the International Hospital in Guwahati where he was undergoing treatment.

Born on November 1, 1918 the veteran sportsman brought glory to the north eastern region on several occasions. Das was only the living member of Assam’s first Ranji team of 1948. After his graduation, Das started playing professionally.

Apart from being a cricketer, he was a footballer who used to don the colours of the historic Gauhati Town Club. He later became one of the pioneers in organising sports and was a founder member of most of the sports associations of Assam.

Later, Das took to refereeing football and umpiring cricket alongside his regular activities as an organiser-cum-sports journalist.

Apart from being a close confidant of one of the architects of modern Assam, Radha Gobinda Baruah, Das is further a full fledged sports journalist in the entire north eastern region.

Besides, he was also one of the founders of the erstwhile Assam Journalists Association and the founder secretary of the Guwahati Press Club. He further took special initiatives to hold the national games in Guwahati.

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi along with many parties and organizations condoled his death and conveyed their deep sympathies to his bereaved family members.  

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