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Bhogeswar Baruah Athletics

Bhogeswar Baruah Athletics

Bhogeswar Baruah  (3 September 1940) is an Indian former-athlete and coach. He was one of the first Assamese to win gold at an international event, winning a medal at the 1966 Asian Games. He was the winner of the gold medal in an 800-metre running event of 1966 Asian Games. Baruah's birthday is celebrated on September 3 every year in Assam, called "Abhiruchi Sports Day" in his honor. He had started a sports academy at Dimow in Sivasagar in the early 90s. But after operating for three years, he had closed it down due to lack of funds. He is a recipient of the Arjuna Award. He is the first Assamese to get the Arjuna award.