Dhaka, Jul 12 (UNB) – Veteran sports journalist and sports editor of Dainik Sangbad, Ajay Barua died at a London hospital on Friday morning. He was 71.
Family sources said he was hospitalised with cold related complications two weeks ago while covering the ICC Cricket World Cup.
He was shifted to ICU two days ago after his health condition deteriorated. He passed away at 2pm on Friday (local time).
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.
Ajay Barua, a freedom fighter was member of Jatiya Press Club, Dhaka Reporters Unity, Bangladesh Sports Journalist Forum and Chattogram Journalist Forum, among others.
He started his career in 1974 as a sports reporter for Dainik Sangbad. He went on to win ‘Blue Award’ from the Dhaka University.
Ajay Barua was born on September 1, 1947 at Hathazari upazila in Chattogram.