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Eminent sportsperson and artist Tarun Haloi passes away

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

Bongaigaon, September 29: Renowned artist and sportsperson Tarun Haloi died on Tuesday in Gauhati Medical College.

Tarun Haloi, a resident of Dolaigaon area of Bongaigaon, was born in Jagra village of lbari district in the year 1952. He was an employee of Assam State Power Corporation. He was also a folk singer of Kamrupiya Lokgeet’ and was given the lifetime achievement award by Bombay Society of Art and Culture in the year 2012.

Haloi was also a State-level athlete of Veteran meet. Several times he represented the Assam team of athletes in the Indian Veteran team. During his lifetime, he was associated with several associations of Bongaigaons such as Krishti Bikash Sangha and Bongaigaon Veteran Association.

A month ago he met with an accident in Rangapara town of Sonitpur district in his relative’s house due to electric short circuit. Since then he was admitted in several hospitals of Assam and Delhi. People of Bongaigaon said that his death was a loss to the world of sports and culture in Assam.

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