Bhogeswar Baruah was one of the first Assamese to win gold at an international event in the 1966 Asian games.
He was the winner of the gold medal in an 800-meter running event.
Every year on 3rd September, Assam celebrates his birthday as “Abhiruchi Sports Day”.
The Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma shared a tweet on his Twitter and wished Bhogeswar Baruah on his birthday.
This year Government of Assam is providing Rs 10K as Regular Sports Pension to 99 sportspersons and Rs 50K as One Time Financial Award to 153 sportspersons & winners in Olympics, Asian Games, CWG & National Games.
Chief Minister Dr Sarma attend with Governor of Assam Prof. Jagdish Mukhi in Sports Pension Award Ceremony, 2021-22 at Guwahati.