Prasun Banerjee

Positions Held

Ministry Tenure
Elected to 15th Lok Sabha in a bye-election Jun. 2013
Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (2nd term) May, 2014
Member, Sub Committee-II, Committee on Estimates 3 July 2015
Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports 1 Sep. 2014 onwards

Personal Details

Date Of Birth 06 Apr 1955
Place Kolkata (West Bengal) /td>
Political Party All India Trinamool Congress(AITC)
Academics B.Sc. Educated at Adars Vidyalay, Kolkata and Surendranath College, Kolkata University (W.B.)

Profile

Prasun Banerjee is a retired international footballer and an Arjuna Award Winner (1979) from KolkataIndia. Younger brother of the Pradip Kumar Banerjee, Prasun had also captained the India national football team in international tournaments.[1]

Banerjee was included in the All Time Best-XI team of Mohun Bagan Club as a Central Defensive Midfielder.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4][5] He was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha in 2014