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Archery coach Soumen Das passes away

Well-known Sports Authority of India Archery coach Soumen Das died on Saturday after prolonged illness.

kolkata Updated: Nov 11, 2008 15:38 IST
PTI

Well-known Sports Authority of India Archery coach Soumen Das died on Saturday after prolonged illness.

Das, who was 45, is survived by wife Falguni Das, a former India archer and a nine-year-old daughter Barsha Das, archery association sources said.

Soumen, popularly known as Bhola, served as SAI coach both at Delhi and Kolkata and trained and accompanied the Indian from mid-1980s till the end of 1990s.

He had, among others, coached Olympians Dola Banerjee and Limba Ram, to name a few, during his stint as India coach, the Archery Association of India (AAI) said in a release.

Dass younger brother, Nitish Das, is the national coach of Bangladesh currently.

Regional director, SAI (Eastern Centre), VVSN Rao, and AAI secretary general PN Mukherjee condoled the demise of Das.

First Published: Nov 11, 2008 15:27 IST