Chandigarh, Dec 6 () Indian desk tennis used to be left mourning after two veteran coaches Bhawani Mukherji and Tapan Bose died right here on Friday.
Mukherji died elderly 68 because of an unspecified abdomen ailment at house in Zirakpur, whilst Bose, 78, suffered a center assault a bit of later at his place of dwelling right here.
Mukherji is survived by means of his spouse and a son and Bose is survived by means of his spouse, one son and one daughter.
“Mukherji used to be affected by a abdomen ailment and gave up the ghost at his place of dwelling,” TTFI secretary normal, MP Singh informed .
The 2 coaches shared a excellent rapport with Mukherji serving as an assistant to Bose earlier than taking on the reign as head trainer at NIS, Patiala after the latter’s retirement in 1974.
Mukherji, who used to be the primary Dronacharya awardee in desk tennis, did his training and commencement from Ajmer the place his father used to be a scientific practitioner.
He joined the Nationwide Institute of Sports activities (NIS) Patiala within the mid-seventies after acquiring degree in training.
He used to be the pinnacle trainer at NIS Patiala and was the pinnacle trainer of the nationwide workforce for a temporary length after the 2010 Commonwealth Video games.
Mukherji additionally accompanied Indian paddlers, together with Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das, to the London Olympics and had served the reason for desk tennis for 34 years earlier than retiring from the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI).
He used to be bestowed with the Dronacharya Award in 2012.
Bose, who led the Uttar Pradesh workforce in nationals, was the state champion within the seventies. He used to be ranked India No. 7 within the sixties as a junior participant.
A fabricated from Lucknow Bengali Membership, Bose finished his degree at NIS, Patiala earlier than turning into the pinnacle trainer and served at NIS, Patiala.
He used to be additionally the nationwide trainer and beneath his steering a number of avid gamers had been in a position to show off their attainable as they went directly to constitute the rustic.
“It used to be, certainly, a tragic day for all of the desk tennis fraternity. Peculiar are the techniques of destiny that two nice coaches gave up the ghost at the identical day,” Singh stated.
“We’re saddened to no finish as each Bhawani da and Tapan da had been father figures for a number of of the present crop of avid gamers. Like they, we can all omit their presence. I be offering my heartfelt condolences to each the households.” ATK ATK ATK