Calcutta: Eight talented sportsmen were felicitated by Indian captain Sourav Ganguly during the Sourav Sandhya organised by the vernacular sports weekly Khela at the G.D. Birla Sabhaghar Wednesday.
The players to be felicitated by the captain were — Aditya Kr. Prasad (boxing), Birangana Thakur (athletics), Subhankar Bhuiya (hockey), Manwar Hossain (boxing), Sangeeta Das (volleyball), Avijit Biswas (hockey), Ranjit Chatterjee (football) and Tapasi Halder (kho-kho).
Sourav wished them luck in the future saying: “I hope they attain success in life. On my part, I am prepared to help them,” Sourav said.
Sourav, an avid soccer lover, also took the opportunity to congratulate East Bengal coach Subhas Bhowmick for his team’s scintillating performance in the NFL. “People have been congratulating me for India’s performance in the World Cup. But when I saw Bhowmick here, I felt he deserves the honours,” he said.