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Commentator�s death condoled

By SPORTS REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Jan 13 - The death of Dilip Chandra Choudhury, popularly known as Dipu Choudhury, a leading sports commentator of the State was widely condoled by the sporting fraternity.

Organisations like Assam Cricket Association, Veteran Cricket Association of Assam, Guwahati Sports Association, Assam Olympic Association, among others condoled the death of Choudhury who passed away on January 11 night at a private hospital here at the age of 87.

An avid sportsman from a very early age, nurturing his sporting talents on the greens of Latasil playground and Judges� field here, he later went on to establish himself as a formidable spinner. He led the Guwahati district team in the inter-district cricket championship. He captained the Cotton College cricket team during 1954-55 and was a member of the Gauhati University team that played the Rohinton Baria Trophy at Calcutta in 1952-53.

During his post cricketing years he became a sports commentator of All India Radio (AIR), Guwahati from 1960s to very recent times, first in Assamese then in English.

Choudhury leaves behind one daughter, two sons, daughter-in-law, four grandchildren and host of relatives.

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Commentator�s death condoled

GUWAHATI, Jan 13 - The death of Dilip Chandra Choudhury, popularly known as Dipu Choudhury, a leading sports commentator of the State was widely condoled by the sporting fraternity.

Organisations like Assam Cricket Association, Veteran Cricket Association of Assam, Guwahati Sports Association, Assam Olympic Association, among others condoled the death of Choudhury who passed away on January 11 night at a private hospital here at the age of 87.

An avid sportsman from a very early age, nurturing his sporting talents on the greens of Latasil playground and Judges� field here, he later went on to establish himself as a formidable spinner. He led the Guwahati district team in the inter-district cricket championship. He captained the Cotton College cricket team during 1954-55 and was a member of the Gauhati University team that played the Rohinton Baria Trophy at Calcutta in 1952-53.

During his post cricketing years he became a sports commentator of All India Radio (AIR), Guwahati from 1960s to very recent times, first in Assamese then in English.

Choudhury leaves behind one daughter, two sons, daughter-in-law, four grandchildren and host of relatives.

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