3 September 1940 |
|Monuments||Abhiruchi Sports Day is celebrated annually in Assam in his honor|
|Achievements and titles|
|Olympic finals||Chef-de-mission of the Assam Olympic Association|
|Highest world ranking||1966 Arjuna Award winner|
Bhogeswar Baruah (Assamese: ভোগেশ্বৰ বৰুৱা) (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.
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