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Ganes Chandra Nag passes away

Diagnosed with pneumonia in mid-February, he succumbed in hospital on Monday, March 2, 2020
Ganes Chandra Nag
Ganes Chandra Nag
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A Staff Reporter   |   Calcutta   |   Published 04.03.20, 08:20 PM

Ganes Chandra Nag, former general manager (finance and administration), ABP Pvt Ltd, breathed his last at Belle Vue Nursing Home in Calcutta on Monday. He was 85.

A chartered accountant by qualification, he joined the company as an accountant in 1964 and stayed with the company until his retirement in 1994.

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Nag moved to Calcutta as a teenager from the then East Bengal as the youngest of five brothers during Partition. He earned Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce degrees simultaneously while rowing competitively for Calcutta University.

An avid sportsman throughout his professional life as well, he oversaw the beginning of iconic citywide sporting events such as The Telegraph Merchant’s Cup, in which he lifted several titles in badminton.

In his career, he participated in the ABP group’s landmark ventures into English-language publishing, Bengali magazines and the group’s English daily, The Telegraph, in 1982.

In family life, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and committed himself to nurturing an environment of quiet love and understanding. A passionate morning walker till well into his late 70s, he enjoyed watching sports channels and reading at home under the quiet watch of his family later in life.

Diagnosed with pneumonia in mid-February, he succumbed in hospital on Monday, March 2, 2020. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.



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