Bhogeswar Baruah

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Bhogeswar Baruah
Personal information
Nationality Assamese; Indian
Born (1940-09-03) 3 September 1940 (age 77)
Sibsagar, Assam
Monuments Abhiruchi Sports Day is celebrated annually in Assam in his honor
Sport Athlete
Rank 1st
Event(s) Asian Games
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– )[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 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.[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; May 23, 2011, 12.23 PM IST article; Times of India online; accessed May 2014.
  3. ^ Bhogeswar Barua Bonus for Assam; STAFF ; Monday, July 18, 2005 article; The Telegraph; accessed May 2014.