Boxer Birju Sah, first Indian to win medals in both Asian and Commonwealth Games passes away

New Delhi [India]: The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) grieved the death of boxer Birju Sah, the very first Indian fighter to win medals at both the Asian as well as Commonwealth Games, on Sunday.
The fighter that won bronze medals at both the Republic and also Asian Gamings in 1994, died on Saturday night in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. He was 48. The Boxing Federation of India revealed sorrow over his demise and also sent their genuine condolences as well as prayers to his family and friends.
“Boxing Federation of India deeply grieves the demise of boxer Birju Sah. Our genuine acknowledgements and also prayers for his family & pals. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti Om,” the sporting activities body stated in a tweet.
Sah, born in 1974, was the very first Indian fighter to win medals at both the Asian as well as Commonwealth Gamings.
Sah’s initial substantial international success came with 19 in the 1993 Oriental Junior Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. He took bronze in the light flyweight (45-48kg) division. The Indian boxing association bore in mind of Birju Sah’s success on the continental phase and nominated him for the elderly national camp.
Sah showed up all set to win gold at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada the following year, yet was disturbed in the semi-finals by eventual champion Abdurahman Ramadhani of Kenya. He was required to settle with a bronze.
His purple streak continued at the Eastern Gamings in Hiroshima, Japan, when he finished on the platform once more to make history for India. Sah, previously placed seventh worldwide, suffered economically after retiring. He worked as a security guard in Jamshedpur’s Tatanagar district, yet he stayed connected with his sport by advising deprived kids from adjacent areas free of charge.
Birju Sah’s better half, daughter, as well as kid endure him.

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