Arjuna award winner Bhogeswar Baruah will be conferred with Bir Chilarai Award, 2019 by the state Government on Bir Chilarai Divas, February 9.

The award carries a citation and a cash award of Rs 3 lakh.

Baruah was a Gold medalist in the 800-meter race at Bangkok Asian Games in the year 1966.

He was the first player of the Northeast to be awarded the prestigious Arjyna award in 1967 and his birthday is celebrated as Abhiruchi Sports Day on september 3 in Assam.

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