GUWAHATI, Sept 22 - Former State table tennis player Rayesh Naweed passed away at Navi Mumbai on Wednesday after a brief illness. He was 62.
He has worked in Engineers India Limited in various capacities in Assam, Gujarat and offshore projects of the organisation. After retirement, he took up an assignment with L&T, Mumbai. He later settled in Mumbai and was associated with sporting activities.
He was one of the members of the Assam school team which became champion in the National School Games in the year 1971. Writick Saikia and Sanjib Saikia were the other members of the victorious team.
Naweed was also actively involved in the activities of Assam House, Mumbai and the Assamese fraternity of Mumbai.
His body will be taken to his Chandmari residence here and the Janaja will take place tomorrow.
He leaves behind his wife, who is a physician, a son and a daughter, besides a host of relatives, friends and well-wishers.
The Assam Table Tennis Association president Rockybul Hussain, secretary Tridib Duvarah, on behalf of the State TT fraternity condoled the demise of the former player.