Veteran Sports Journalist Dies

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Sudhir Shrivastava, a veteran sports reporter and former President of the Sports Journalists’ Association of Nagpur, SJAN, passed away due to cardiac arrest at a city hospital . He was 61. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

The last rites were performed at Gangabai Ghat. A condolence meeting was held where President of Maharashtra State Volleyball Association Vijay Dangre, members of SJAN and sports lovers paid him tributes.

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Shrivasatava worked with Hindi daily ‘Navbharat’ as a sports journalist for more than three decades and retired last year. He was the president SJAN from 1997 to 2005. Shrivastava was elected as the vice-president of Sports Journalists’ Federation of India, SJFI at the Kolkata Convention in 2000 and was re-elected in 2004 at Nagpur.

Shrivastava, who was fondly known as ‘Pappu Bhaiyya’ by journalists all over the country, was admitted to a local hospital a few days back. A former volleyball and basketball player, Shrivastava was serving as the secretary of Nagpur District Volleyball Association and was also on the state volleyball body.