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Mohun Bagan Day to be Celebrated on July 29

Former India forward Shyam Thapa was on Thursday chosen as the "Mohun Bagan Ratna", the club's highest honor, which he would receive at its annual celebration day ceremony on July 29.

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Mohun Bagan Day to be Celebrated on July 29

On Thursday, 'Mohun Bagan Athletic Club' announced that they will celebrate Mohun Bagan Day (July 29) on their club premises this year. The ceremony was held virtually the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The auspicious day will be celebrated inside the club premises on July 29 with an exhibition match of ex-players. Meanwhile, after the game, there will be a cultural program before the award ceremony.

Firstly, Singer Pousali Banerjee will perform while Bangla Band 'Chandrabindoo' will also perform after the conclusion of the award ceremony.

Former India forward Shyam Thapa was on Thursday chosen as the "Mohun Bagan Ratna", the club's highest honor, which he would receive at its annual celebration day ceremony on July 29.

Famous for his bicycle kick and back volleys, Thapa made his name for East Bengal in the mid-1960s and early 70s before arch-rivals roped him in 1977 for a record sum of Rs 50,000.

Thapa was the chairman of the All India Football Federation's technical committee before it was disbanded and CoA took over.

"I am honored. I have no hesitation in admitting that I waited for the 'Mohun Bagan Ratna' and I am very happy."

the 74-year-old said

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The Mohun Bagan working committee picked talented youngster Kiyan Nassiri as the 'Best Forward', while Liston Colaco was adjudged the Best Footballer.

Former goalkeeper Balai Dey will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement, the club stated.

The Awards:

Best Athlete (Pranab Banerjee Award) – Bapi Sekh

Best Forward (Subhas Bhowmick Award) – Kiyan Nassiri

Best Sports Journalist (Moti Nandi Award) – Ashok Dasgupta

Best Sports Official (Anjan Mitra Award) – V.C. Praveen (Gokulam Kerala FC)

Best Cricketer (Arun Lal Award) – Prinann Dutta

Best Football Player (Shibdas Bhaduri Award) – Liston Colaco

Lifetime Achievement – Balai Dey

Lifetime Achievement Award – Balai Dey

Mohun Bagan Ratna – Shyam Thapa

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