Prasun Banerjee Wiki, Profile, Family Update.
Date of Birthday: 06 April 1955
Place of Birth: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Political party: All India Trinamool Congress
Educational Qualifications: B.Sc.
Educated at: Adars Vidyalay, Kolkata and Surendranath College, Kolkata University (W.B.)
Profession: Sportsperson, Social Worker, Politician
Marital Status: Widower
Date of Marriage: 06 Feb 1984
Spouse's Name: Late Smt. Paramita Banerjee
No. of Sons: 1
No.of Daughters: 1
Parents: Late Shri Provat Kumar Banerjee, Late Smt. Bina Banerjee
Permanent Address: 29/2/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Howrah-711101, West Bengal
09433002044, 09830473557 (M)
Prasun Banerjee is a retired international footballer and an Arjuna Award Winner (1979) from Kolkata, India. Younger brother of the Pradip Kumar Banerjee, Prasun had also captained the India national football team in international tournaments.
Banerjee was included in the All Time Best-XI team of Mohun Bagan Club as a central defensive midfielder. He was only the second Indian to play for Asian All-star XI. He also played two matches against Brazil for Asian All-star XI and played against Zico, Eder, Falcao, Socretes and others. He was included in the Limca book of record for representing India in 100 football matches.
In 2013, he won the bypoll to the Howrah Sadar parliamentary constituency on a Trinamool Congress ticket thus becoming the first professional footballer to be a Member of Parliament, India (Lok Sabha). He won the seat defeating his adversary, Left Front's Sridip Bhattacharya, by more than 27,000 votes. He was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha in 2014.
Prasun is the younger brother of India's player of the 20th century and former national coach, P. K. Banerjee. He is a graduate of the University of Calcutta.
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