The first death anniversary of renowned sports journalist and Sports Editor of Dainik Sangbad Ajay Barua falls on Sunday (July 12).
Eminent sports journalist Ajay Barua, a former vice president of Bangladesh Sports Journalists Association (BSJA), breathed his last at a London hospital on July 12 last year at the age of 70.
He left behind his wife, two daughters, a son and a large number of well-wishers to mourn his death.
Ajay, a freedom fighter, went to England to cover the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, was initially admitted to King George Hospital in London after falling sick. When his condition worsened, then he was put on life support at the Saint Berts Hospital in the UK where he was expired after 10 days.
Ajay Barua joined the Dainik Sangbad in 1974 as a sports journalist and performed his duties as its sports editor till he passed away.
He was a Dhaka University Blue and a decorated sportsman before beginning his career in sports journalism. He also played football for Dhaka Abahani.
He was one of the founding members of Bangladesh Sports Journalists’ Association and also served as the sports secretary of Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University.
Barua, who loved to play football and cricket in his formative years, was involved with sports journalism for around five decades.
Source: United News of Bangladesh