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Jhulan Goswami felicitated by Mohun Bagan at their annual awards ceremony

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Kolkata-based football club Mohun Bagan conferred prestigious Mohun Bagan Ratna award on former club captain and coach Subrata Bhattacharya, while Indian Women’s cricket team veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami was given a special award at the club’s annual day programme in Kolkata on July 29, 2017.

About Mohun Bagan and Mohun Bagan Ratna Award:

Mohun Bagan Athletic Club is a football club based in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.The club was established in 1889 by Bhupendra Nath Bose and is the oldest existing football club in India.

  • Mohun Bagan Day has been celebrated since 2001 on 29 July each year in honour of Mohun Bagan’s victory over East Yorkshire Regiment in the 1911 IFA Shield Final.
  • Mohun Bagan Ratna is an award presented each year on Mohun Bagan Day to outstanding former players.
  • The first recipient of Mohun Bagan Ratna Award was former captain Sailen Manna.

Mohun Bagan Annual Awards Ceremony:

Former club striker Balwant Singh, who has been signed by Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) draft, was awarded the best football player of the year prize.

  • Debabrata Das got the best cricket player of the year award.Jhulan Goswami felicitated by Mohun Bagan at their annual awards ceremony
  • The lifetime achievement award was bestowed upon former Bengal batsman Shyam Sundar Mitra.
  • An exhibition match involving former players was played to start proceedings at the club ground.
  • There was also an opening performance by singer Sagnik Sen.

Other Awardees at Mohun Bagan Annual Awards Ceremony:

Category Awardees
Best Youth Football Player Deep Saha
Special Award for Mountaineer’s Sheikh Sahabuddin and Kuntal Karar
Birth Centenary Award Late Dinanath Roy
Special Award Lili Das for Athletics