Kolkata: Ace squash player Saurav Ghosal received the Best Sportsperson of the Country Award at the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club Annual Awards Function at the Rotary Sadan, here on Thursday.
Sports personalities of past and present were awarded in a befitting manner during the function.
Olympic gold medalist hockey player Gurbux Singh and basketball player Aparna Ghosh were honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Cue sport talent Doel Dey, a multiple winner at national championships, was adjudged Best Junior Sportsperson of the Country.
Brazilian footballer Jose Ramirez Barreto was feted for his contribution to Indian football among a host of sportspersons from other discipline, who received the 'State Awards' for their accomplishments in respective fields.
Lifetime Achievement: Gurbux Singh (Hockey) & Aparna Ghosh (Basketball).
Outstanding contribution to Indian football: Jose Barreto
Best Sportsperson of the Country: Saurav Ghosal(Squash)
Best Junior Sportsperson of the Country: Doyel Dey (Cue sport)
State awards (Best Player): Archery: Atanu Das
Athletics (male): Chandan Bauri
Athletics (female): Swapna Burman
Basketball: Prasoon Roy
Badminton: Dishant Debnath
Chess: Rajdeep Sarkar
Cricket: Wriddhiman Saha
Football: Pritam Kotal
Football (best upcoming talent): Abhishek Das
Swimming: Supriyo Mondal
Table Tennis: Mouma Das
Volleyball: Preeti Singh