Kiren Rijiju condoles Dronacharya awardee Purushottam Rai’s death

Purushottam Rai

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday condoled the death of  veteran athletics coach Purushottam Rai, who was to receive this year’s Dronacharya award in the lifetime category.
Rai, who was to be bestowed the honour on Saturday and had even participated in the dress rehearsal for the first-of-its-kind virtual ceremony, died on Friday evening after suffering a heart attack in Bengaluru. He was 79.
“India lost veteran athletics coach Shri Puroshottam Rai on Friday. Shri Rai was to receive the Dronacharya (Lifetime) Award today at the virtual National Sports Awards ceremony. @KirenRijiju condoled his death and said, ‘His contribution will always be remembered’,” Rijiju’s office tweeted.

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