Kolkata: Star India women’s pacer Jhulan Goswami will be given the Sportsperson of the Year award at the Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club annual awards on Tuesday.
The programme will also honour Bengal’s Ranji Trophy winning captain and former national selector Sambaran Banerjee and former India winger Sukumar Samajpati with Lifetime Achievement awards.
Special awards will be given to Asian Games gold medallists in bridge, Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath De Sarkar, Payel Chowdhury, captain of the India kabaddi team that won silver in the Asian Games, and young chess player Neelash Saha.
India and ATK full back Pritam Kotal was adjudged Best Footballer and Tanusree Sarkar the Best Cricketer. Lily Das will get the Best Athlete’s award