NASHIK: With the passing away of former Director General of Police of Maharashtra and sports psychology expert Bhishmaraj Bam on Friday due to severe heart attack, city sports personalities and police officials, citing his enormous contribution towards both the fields, have expressed their grief and offered condolences to the departed soul. Here are some of the reactions:
We’ve lost an experienced personality
Even after retirement, Bhishmaraj Bam was ever connected with sports. He provided psychological support to domestic as well as international sportspersons in various sports events including shooting. Due to his sudden demise, we’ve lost to an experienced personality.
– Anand Khare, winner of Chhatrapati Puraskar.
Bam, a pillar of support
I did not believe in the sad demise of Bam sir. We have lost a pillar of support, a great sports advisor who had carved a niche for himself in the sporting world of Nashik. He guided and inspired professional players from local to international level.
– Kavita Raut, am Olympian
Dream of Bam sir to be fulfilled
I had met Bam sir recently and discussed on certain issues. Sir used to guide me before the start of any event. Bam sir had wished I could win world championship. To achieve the goal, he was always ready to guide me. I will certainly fulfil his wish.
– Monika Athare, marathon runner
A great contributor to police force
Bhishmaraj Bam has been a great contributor in the police force. He was an advisor to many like me. After retirement, he brought Nashik on the world map of sports. Bam molded many a dynamic player of international repute.
– Dr Ravinder Kumar Singal, city police commissioner
Will fulfill wish of Bam sir
Bam had always dreamt of winning world championship by player from Nashik. His demise has left a huge void in the field of sports. We will work coordinately and unitedly to fulfil his wish.
– Vijendra Singh, sports coach
Underlined importance of ‘psychology’ in sports
Bam sir enlightened neglected sports field in Nashik and underlined importance of ‘psychology’ in the field of sports, After retirement, he focused on sports field and encouraged several sportspersons in the city.
– Avinash Khairnar, sports coach
Bam will be remembered for his work
Bhishmaraj Bam will be remembered for his immense contribution in the field of sports. He focused on sports psychology and its importance in preparation for games. He also left his impression in the police force.
– Narendra Chhajed, president, Nashik Gymkhana
We’ve lost a great sports psychologist
The death of former DGP (Maharashtra) and sports psychologist Bhishmaraj Bam has left a void in the sports arena that cannot be filled. We have lost to a great psychologist and a contributor in the police force.
– MLA Pankaj Bhujbal