01 August 2016 Current Affairs: The Mohun Bagan FC has conferred club’s highest decoration Mohun Bagan Ratna (jewel) on legendary Indian Footballer Syed Nayeemuddin. With this, he became 16th recipient of the prestigious award which is bestowed upon person for making seminal contribution to the success of the club.
Syed Nayeemuddin : Syed Nayeemuddin is former football player and Indian football team coach. He had captained the Indian national football team which had won the bronze medal at the 1970 Asian Games. He was appointed coach of India football team in 1997. Under his guidance India had won South Asian Football Federation Cup. He is the only sports-person awarded with the prestigious Arjuna and Dronacharya Awards for football.
Mohun Bagan Ratna : The Mohun Bagan Ratna is the highest decoration of Mohun Bagan FC. It is awarded annually to respect and laud indispensable contribution of football players to the club. The award is presented annually on 29 July i.e. on Mohun Bagan Day to the winners. Karuna Sankar Bhattacharya was posthumously honoured with this award in 2015.
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