Gautam Bhattarcharya has quit as Associate Editor of ABP effective from January 31, 2017. Bhattacharya has been with ABP since 34 years. Apart from being a cricket writer of the paper, he wrote columns for Desh for seven years and was the Sports Editor for more than 14 years. Bhattacharya has also edited Saturday Patrika for the last 21 years and was managing Ananda Plus for the last four years.
Bhattacharya is perhaps the most prolific reporters of the ABP in its 95 year old history. He joined ABP in January 1983 as a trainee journalist with The Telegraph (Kolkata).
He has written many books including Sach, a biography of Sachin Tendulkar.
As a sports writer, Bhattarcharya has won several awards.