|SR Phookun remembered|
GUWAHATI, Jan 23 – In a memorial meeting at the Nehru Stadium here today, jointly organised by Assam Cricket Association and Assam Sports Journalist Association, homage was payed to eminent sports personality Suren Ram Phookun who died on January 19.
The meeting was attended by several noted sports organisers, sportspersons, Phookun’s daughters and a large number of his well wishers.
Persons like Pulin Das, Premadhar Sharma, Bikash Baruah, Gilbertson Sangma, Pradip Hazarika (Director General of Sports Authority of Assam), Ghanashyam Baruah, Satyen Bora, Prabir Hazarika, Pradip Kr Hazarika (secretary, Nagaon Sports Association), Balendra Mohan Chakravorty, Abdul Latif, Taibun Nisha, Lila Gogoi, Nabab Ali threw light on different aspects of Phookun’s life.
While Premadha Sharma and Satyen Bora explained their association with Phookun as radio commentators, Abdul Latif and Gilbertson Sangma spoke about their experiences with him as football referee when they were playing.