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FULL NAME: Dr Sati Kanta Ghosh
GENDER:
Male
BORN: 18 May, 1931 in Jagatsinghpur
DIED: 9 January, 2021 in Rourkela, aged 90 years.
FAMILY: Umakant Ghosh (Father), Umarani Ghosh (Mother), Bina Ghosh (Wife), Subhrakanta (Son),
ORIGINAL HOME ADDRESS: Nimchoudi, Cuttack, Odisha, India.
PRESENT HOME ADDRESS: Civil Township, Rourkela, Odisha, India.
ACADEMIC EDUCATION: Had his early education at Stewart School, Cuttack and higher education as well as MBBS and MS in Patna University (1951-59). Did FRCS twice (1959-1961) in UK.
PROFESSION: Doctor (Surgery Specialist)
TYPE OF ATHLETE: 100m sprinter
OTHER GAMES PLAYED: Football (Represented Odisha in Junior National Football Championship).

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS AS ATHLETE:
*     Known as first international sprinter of Odisha.
*     Participation in 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay events at the 2nd Asian Games, held in Manila, Philippines, 1-9 May, 1954.
*     Won one silver medal each in 100m and 200m sprint at the 15th National Games in Jubbulpore (Now Jabalpur), Madhya Pradesh, 1953.
*     Won the 100m gold medal for Patna University at the All-India Inter-Univesity Athletic Meet in Allahabad, 1950.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
*     Gave up sports to pursue higher education in United Kingdom.
*     Legendary athlete Nanda Krushna Das inspired him to take to sprint.
*     Began his career as a physician at Ispat General Hospital, Rourkela in 1967 after obtaining a degree in surgery from England.
*     Joined Mission Hospital at Nuagaon in 1969.
*     His wife, who was an anesthetist at Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela, passed away in 1991, while his son, an orthopaedic surgeon, died in a road accident in 2005.
*     Donated his two-storied house worth Rs 3 crore in Rourkela and Rs 5 lakh to Bharat Sevashram for setting up of cancer hospital, named as Pushpanjali Cancer Foundation.
*     His father was a government servent of Bihar.


PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: 13 January, 2021


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