Sourav Ganguly, Leander Paes to receive life-time achievement award in Kolkata

Updated: 26 September 2013 21:58 IST

While 26 sports personalities would receive 'Khel Samman' awards, 12 persons would receive 'Krira Guru' awards and 20 persons would receive 'Banglar Gourav' awards.

Sourav Ganguly, Leander Paes to receive life-time achievement award in Kolkata

Kolkata:

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would felicitate former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly and tennis ace Leander Paes with prestigious 'Khel Ratna' awards for life-time achievement in their respective areas at a function on September 28.

Announcing this here on Thursday, state's Sports Minister Madan Mitra said that several other eminent sports personalities would also be awarded by the Chief Minister on the occasion for their brilliant performances in respective events.

While 26 sports personalities would receive 'Khel Samman' awards, 12 persons would receive 'Krira Guru' awards and 20 persons would receive 'Banglar Gourav' awards.

Award money for the each Khel Ratna, Khel Samman, Krira Guru and Banglar Gourav is Rs 5 lakh, Rs 50,000, Rs 1 Lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively, Mitra said.

A residential football academy, sponsored by West Bengal Sports Council, would also be announced on the occasion, the minister said.

Topics : Cricket Sourav Ganguly Leander Paes
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