Bhogeswar Baruah

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Bhogeswar Baruah
Personal information
NationalityAssamese; Indian
Born (1940-09-03) 3 September 1940 (age 79)
Sibsagar, Assam
MonumentsAbhiruchi Sports Day is celebrated annually in Assam in his honor
Event(s)Asian Games
Achievements and titles
Olympic finalsChef-de-mission of the Assam Olympic Association
Highest world ranking1966 Arjuna Award winner

Bhogeswar Baruah (Assamese: ভোগেশ্বৰ বৰুৱা) (3 September 1940)[1] 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 3 September 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.[2] He is a recipient of the Arjuna Award. He is the first Assamese to get the Arjuna award.[3]


  1. ^ Case Studies on Individual Elite Players & Athletes; .pdf auto-download:'; retrieved May 2014
  2. ^ Star Athlete`s Dream Runs Off Track; 23 May 2011, 12.23 PM IST article; Times of India online; accessed May 2014.
  3. ^ Bhogeswar Barua Bonus for Assam; STAFF ; Monday, 18 July 2005 article; The Telegraph; accessed May 2014.