New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at an executive committee meeting held in Lucknow on Sunday.
"Humbled at being elected as President of Badminton Association of India @BAI_Media. My sincere thanks to all. Shall do the best I can," Sarma wrote in his twitter handle.
The post became vacant following the death of incumbent Akhilesh Das Gupta.
Welcoming the appointment, the federation tweeted: "Welcoming honourable @himantabiswa in the Indian badminton family. We hope that the sport touches new highs under his regime.
"Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and IAS Devendra Singh unanimously elected as the new President and Senior Vice President, respectively."