Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Aug 8:

Notable sports commentator of All India Radio (AIR), Cuttack Gopal Choudhury died at a private nursing home in the city last evening. He was 89.

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Choudhury, a veteran sports journalist, was undergoing treatment for geriatric diseases for the last few months.

Born on June 30, 1927, Choudhury joined AIR, Cuttack in 1950. He was soon recognized as a good commentator, news reader and translator.

Choudhury became popular between 1958 and 1968 in the field of regional news editing and reading. He became a household name from 1995 to 2000 by delivering commentary in AIR for regional, national and international sporting events.

This apart, he has written four useful books on sports.