GUWAHATI, Jan 20 � The death of noted sports personality Suren Ram Phookun was deeply condoled by various organisations and persons.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi conveyed his condolence hearing the shocking news of Phookun�s demise. In a message, Gogoi said Phookun had been able to share his views on various subjects apart from sports. Gogoi termed his death as a great loss to the State.
On way to his home at Santipur, Phookun�s body was taken to the RG Baruah Sports Complex where several organisation paid floral tribute to the noted sportsperson.
Assam Cricket Association (ACA), where he was secretary of the umpires� board, condoled his death. ACA secretary Bikash Baruah and other members honoured him with the ACA flag. The ACA flag was also kept half mast in his honour.
Organisations like Assam Football Association, Assam Olympic Association, Directorate of Sports, Board of Sports, State Sports Council, Guwahati Sports Association, State Level Advisory Committee for Sports and Youth Welfare, Assam Sports Journalist Association, Guwahati Cricket Coaching Centre, Guwahati Young Star Football Coaching Centre, Assam Judo Association, Sports Journalist Welfare Association, athletes of Para Olympics, Assam Flying Club, Jorhat District Sports Association, Assam Sepak Takraw Association, Assam Table Tennis Association, Tinsukia Sports Association and Maharana Athletic Club have also condoled the death of Suren Ram Phookun.
MLA Robin Bordoloi, Basketball Association of Assam president Pulak Goswami, veteran sportsperson Nripendra Narayan Singha, Joint Director of Sports Rajib Prakash Baruah paid floral tribute to the body of Phookun at the RG Baruah Sports Complex. Former international umpire Niloy Dutta, present ACA umpires� board secretary Abdul Khalek and former international footballers Gilbertson Sangma and Tasen Bora also condoled the death of the sportsperson.
GTC pays homage: The officials of Gauhati Town Club, chairman of The Assam Tribune Group of Publications TG Baruah, Pulin Das, Sankar Dutta Lahkar, Devojit Saikia, Jewewl Ahmed, both the teams of Ramesh Baruah Trophy match, players GTC Football Academy paid tribute to Suren Ram Phookun who�s body was taken to the GTC club house on way to his residence.