Aug 30, 2020
Athletics coach Purshottam Rai passes away
Former India athletic coach Purushotham Rai, 79, passed away with a hours before receiving the Dronacharya Award, the highest sporting award for a coach in India.
Purushottam Rai’s name was announced for the Dronacharya awards this year and he was scheduled to take part in the virtual felicitation program from Bengaluru.
He was even present for the rehearsals of the felicitation ceremony at Vikasa Soudha scheduled on Saturday, National Sports Day.