Shri. Ratan Kumar Basak Passes Away
With a sense of heartbreaking feeling and great sorrow, Powerlifting India announces the saddest news of passing away of Shri. RATAN KUMAR BASAK, our beloved Treasurer, former National Champion, International Referee and the first ever Powerlifter who represented India in World Powerlifting Championship. He was aged just 66 and was in hospital fighting against Covid19 virus infection. The funeral will take place in Kolkata, observing Covid19 protocol.
At this moment of the greatest and irreparable loss ever, Powerlifting India sincerely mourns at his quite untimely demise and pray for the soul to attain sadgathi.
We dip our flag as a mark of great respect to the departed soul of our RATTAN DA and request all powerlifting fraternity to observe official mourning for a week, avoiding all powerlifting activities.
We convey our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Madam DurgaBasak, wife and Shri. IndranilBasak, son and pray Almighty to give the strength to the bereaved family to withstand the sorrow great loss.
President Secretary General
03 Oct 2020