Mohun Bagan Ratna for Keshav Dutt, Prasun Banerjee

Two-time Olympic gold medal winning hockey player Keshav Dutt and former India football captain Prasun Banerjee will get this year’s Mohun Bagan Ratna Award, the club said in a press release on Monday.

Prasun Banerjee, who is the younger brother of iconic footballer P.K. Banerjee, was a prominent midfielder of his times.   -  Sanjoy Ghosh

Two-time Olympic gold medal winning hockey player Keshav Dutt and former India football captain Prasun Banerjee will get this year’s Mohun Bagan Ratna Award, the club said in a press release here on Monday.

Dutt, 93, who played as a half-back, was part of the National hockey team that won gold medals – in 1948 (London) and 1952 (Helsinki) – after India’s Independence.

The 64-year-old Banerjee, who is the younger brother of iconic footballer P.K. Banerjee, was a prominent midfielder of his times. He played in three Asian Games in 1974, 1978 and 1982. He was part of an Asian All Star XI team.

This is the first time that the club is conferring the award on a sportsperson from other discipline.

The Best Football Player for the season 2018-19 will be given to Arijit Bagui.

Mohammed Shami would also be felicitated for his noteworthy performance during the recently concluded ICC World Cup.

Footballer Ashok Chatterjee will get the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards will be given away on Mohun Bagan Day on July 29.

The club will give life membership to distinguished personalities such as Chuni Goswami, Dr.Vece Paes, Sourav Ganguly, Prasenjit Chatterjee and Deb Shankar Halder.