Rajashree conveys her profound grief and sorrow at the sad demise of Mr. Kamal Bhandari , seven-time former national bodybuilding champion ( Bharat Shree/ Mr. India) and Yoga expert who passed away on 2nd April,2015 in Kolkata , India after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Bhandari was a life-long disciple of Byamacharya Bishnu Charan Ghosh and spent many years with Ghosh's College of Physical Education owned by Byamacharya Bishnu Charan Ghosh . He visited Los Angeles several times and was one of the judges for the International Yoga Asana Championship sponsored by International Yoga Sports Federation.
Ex. Bharat (Mr. India) Kamal Bhandari was 81 years and was a sitting treasurer of the Bengal Olympic Association and secretary in the West Bengal Gymnastics Association. He was a very popular and well-known physical culturist and imparted training in many organizations/ clubs/ institutes. A renowned physical culturist and bodybuilder, Bhandari was a seven-time national champion (Bharat Shree) and two-time Mr. Universe finalist before turning to sports and Yoga administration in India. We all pray to God- may his soul rest in peace.
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