Prominent sports journalist Ajay Barua passed away at a hospital in London this morning.
Barua, one of the pioneers of sports journalism in Bangladesh, was in England covering the ICC Cricket World Cup. He was admitted to Saint Berts Hospital in London a few days ago after falling sick. His condition deteriorated over the last two days as he was taken into life sport yesterday.
He was 70.
A freedom fighter, Barua joined Dainik Sangbad as a sports journalist in 1974 and served the newspaper as its sports editor till his death.
He was an accomplished sportsman before starting journalism career. He was a Dhaka University Blue.
He was also one of the founding members of Bangladesh Sports Journalists' Association.