Veteran sports journalist Swapan Sarkar passed away this morning due to diabetic complications. He was 67 years old and is survived by his wife and daughter. Sarkar worked for a number of dailies and was also the Delhi sports correspondent of Ananda Bazaar Patrika (ABP) from mid-1990’s.
He had earlier worked for Kolkata’s English daily Amrita Bazar Patrika and Northern India Patrika. He has briefly worked for Gujarat Samachar.
Sarkar was a regular in the Delhi sports circuit having covered events like 1982 Asian Games, 2010 Commonwealth Games along with tournaments like Nehru Cup, Federation Cup, Durand Cup and DCM. He has also covered events like Davis Cup, National Athletics meet. His last rites were performed at the Nigambodh Ghat.