Famend rifle taking pictures coach Sanjay Chakravarty, who’s credited with mentoring the likes of 2012 London Olympic Video games bronze medallist Gagan Narang, and Olympians comparable to Joydeep Karmakar, Suma Shirur and Anjali Bhagwat in his profession spanning greater than 4 a long time, handed away resulting from Covid-related problems on Saturday evening in Mumbai. Chakravarty was 79.
The taking pictures group was plunged in grief on listening to the information, particularly the Dronacharya awardee’s pupils, who took to the social media to pay homage.
“The grief of losing a real Dronacharya in Sanjay Sir. Our modern day Dronacharya who created not just one but many Arjunas (including me) and never asked for a Guru Dakshina! Indian Shooting has lost one of its pioneering doyens,” tweeted Suma, who’s presently the nationwide rifle coach and dealing with shooters sure for this yr’s Tokyo Olympics.
“With a very heavy heart, we share the bad news of legendary coach Sri Sanjay Chakravarty’s passing away a few hours ago in Mumbai. He was a Dronacharya awardee for shooting sports and has coached and mentored many stalwarts in Indian shooting. Earlier he battled cancer to be back with us again, but Covid 19 finally got him away from us. We at Indian Shooting Team convey our deepest condolences on his demise. An era gone,” wrote Karmakar, who represented the nation in 28 World Cups, two Commonwealth Video games, the Asian Video games and three World Championships, moreover narrowly lacking a medal on the 2012 London Olympics, shedding within the shoot-off to complete fourth.
Although Chakravarty represented the nation in fairly a number of worldwide occasions, teaching was his true calling.
It was very late in his life that he acquired the Dronacharya award and that too when he had turned 76 after his college students collectively nominated him for the nation’s highest teaching award.