Legendary Indian shooting coach Sanjay Chakravarty died in Mumbai at the age of 79 on Saturday. According to a report by ABP Live, the Dronacharya awardee died due to the coronavirus.

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Chakravarty played a key role in building the sport of shooting in India through the 1990s. He was honoured with the Dronacharya Award by the Central Government and Dadoji Konddev Award by the State Government of Maharashtra. He had been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 70 but had managed to recover from it.

Chakravarty was a coach since the past 40 years and had trained the likes of Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang, Anjali Bhagwat and Suma Shirur among many others. He also held the position of India’s national coach.