Monday, August 8, 2016
Obituary - Notable sports commentator of AIR Cuttack Gopal Choudhury expires
Notable sports commentator of All India Radio (AIR), Cuttack Gopal Choudhury died at a private nursing home in the city last evening. He was 89. Choudhury, a veteran sports journalist, was undergoing treatment for geriatric diseases for the last few months.
Born on June 30, 1927, Choudhury joined AIR, Cuttack in 1950. He was soon recognized as a good commentator, news reader and translator. Choudhury became popular between 1958 and 1968 in the field of regional news editing and reading. He became a household name from 1995 to 2000 by delivering commentary in AIR for regional, national and international sporting events.
This apart, he has written four useful books on sports.
Prasar Bharati Parivar condoles the demise of Shri Gopal Choudhary and prays for the peace of departed soul.