Olympian shuttler Dipankar Bhattacharjee to undergo brain tumour surgery: BAI

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New Delhi, Jan 31 (PTI) Two-time Olympian shuttler Dipankar Bhattacharjee has been diagnosed with brain tumour and he will undergo a surgery in Mumbai on Thursday, the Badminton Association of India said on Sunday. The 48-year-old Bhattacharjee represented India in the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He reached the pre-quarterfinals in 1992 Olympics. He was also a national champion three times.

'2 time Olympian & National Champion Dipankar Bhattacharjee has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. He has been admitted to Hinduja Hospital where the surgery is slated for Feb 4,' the BAI said in its official Twitter handle.

'On behalf of @himantabiswa, BAI & #Badminton fraternity we pray for his speedy recovery.' The Guwahati-based Bhattacharjee was a top shuttler of the country in the 1990s. PTI PDS PDS SSC SSC