GUWAHATI, Nov 30 � Iswar Chandra Bhattacharjee, father of badminton Olympian Dipankar Bhattacharjee left for heavenly abode today at his residence here. He was 73.
Bhattacharjee was a die hard badminton lover who always cherished excellent performance of badminton players from Assam. It is because of his untiring efforts Assam can be proud of having a badminton Olympian in Dipankar. There was a tremendous contribution on the part of Bhattacharjee in developing the career of Dipankar and two of his brothers Tirthankar and Bhaskar.
The Assam Badminton Association (ABA) condoled the death of Bhattacharjee.
International shuttler and ABA joint secretary, Assam Badminton Association Madhurjya Barua met the family immediately on getting the news and in absence of Dipankar, who was on his way from Mumbai to ensure that no inconvenience is faced by the family. State Health Minister and ABA president Himanta Biswa Sarma and ABA secretary Omar Rashid also expressed their deepest condolence to the family.