The Sports Authority of India including the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has mourned the death of the coach.
Shooting Coach and Dronacharya Awardee Sanjay Chakravarti (Pic Credit SAI Media Twitter)
Coach Sanjay Chakraborty died at the age of 79, including Anjali Bhagwat, who gave India a bronze medal in the London Olympics-2012, including Gagan Narang. The coach who gave India the best shooter died on Saturday night. Dronacharya Awardee Chakraborty, during his career of four decades, helped many budding shooters who later brought laurels to the country.
The news of his death was first shared by Olympian Joydeep Karmakar on Twitter. Karmakar tweeted, “With great grief I am giving sad news of Dronacharya award winning shooting coach and mentor Sanjay Chakraborty Sir’s death in Mumbai a few hours ago. My condolences are with his family. “
With heavy heart, conveying the sad news of demise of Dronacharya Awardee Shooting coach and mentor Sri Sanjay Chakraverty Sir in Mumbai a few Hours ago. My heartfelt condolences 🙏🏼we have lost a great soul. @Media_SAI @KirenRijiju @IndiaSports @CMOMaharashtra @RaninderSingh pic.twitter.com/PPzrK9BEvv
– Joydeep Karmakar OLY (oy Joydeep709) April 3, 2021
NRAI also expressed sorrow
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has also expressed grief over Sanjay’s death. The NRAI said in a statement, “NRAI mourns the death of Dronacharya Award winner Sanjay Chakraborty. He was known by the name of Sanjay Sir and had been ill for a long time. He trained many such shooters who received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards. The list of international medalists taking training from them is quite long. May his soul rest in peace. ”
Sai also expressed condolences
The Sports Authority of India (Sai) has also mourned the death of the coach in a tweet. Sai tweeted, “Sai Dronacharya awardee mourns the death of coach Sanjay Chakraborty. He has given great shooters to India and has been the coach and mentor of our Olympian shooters. Our condolences to his family and the entire shooting world. “
SAI is saddened to hear about the demise of Coach Sanjay Chakravarty, Dronacharya Awardee.
He has given Indian some of our shooters & been a coach and mentor to our Olympian Shooters. Our heartfelt condolences 🙏 to his family and the entire Shooting fraternity. @OfficialNRAI pic.twitter.com/r0p1C7XMEh
– SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) April 4, 2021
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