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Kolkata sports journalist dies

Posted on Mar 27 2014 | IBNS

Kolkata, Mar 27 : Arnab Ghosh, a former sports journalist with The Hindu, passed away late on Wednesday night after a brief period of illness.

Ghosh, 78, was suffering from asthma for many years. He was admitted to a nursing home here on Friday last after his condition deteriorated. Ghosh had a heart attack last night and breathed his last.

He is survived by his wife and son.

Ghosh started his journalistic career with Amrita Bazar Patrika in mid 1960s. He joined The Hindu's Kolkata bureau in 1977. A passionate football lover, Ghosh covered many National and International football and other important sports events for The Hindu and Sportstar in Eastern India.

A simple man who willingly helped the younger lot, Ghosh had many other interests apart from sports. He wrote a series of short stories and poems and even participated in Jatras during his younger days.

Many of the present day sports scribes grew up reading his reports in Sportstar.

S. Sabanayakan, President, CSJC, who was his colleague in the Hindu, from 1995, expressed deep anguish in the sudden demise of his'senior'. He said the CSJC lost two of its members, Salil Naha and Arnab Ghosh, in quick succession. The club will hold a condolence meeting early next week.

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