Prasun Banerjee is a retired Indian international footballer who won the Arjuna Award in 1979. Prasun Banerjee, Pradip Kumar Banerjee's younger brother, has also captained the India national football team in international tournaments. He was the vice-captain of India's U-20 team that won the 1974 AFC Youth Championship in Thailand.
Banerjee began his club football career with Kidderpore of the Calcutta Football League. As a central defensive midfielder, he was named to Mohun Bagan's All-Time Best-XI team. He was the Asian All-Star XI's second Indian player. He also played two matches for the Asian All-Star XI against Brazil, where he faced Zico, Eder, Falcao, Socretes, and others. For representing India in 100 football matches, he was inducted into the Limca Book of Records.
In 2013, he was elected to the Howrah Sadar parliamentary constituency on a Trinamool Congress ticket, becoming India's first professional footballer to serve in parliament (Lok Sabha). He defeated his opponent, Left Front's Sridip Bhattacharya, by more than 27,000 votes. In 2014, he was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha.
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||Late Smt. Paramita Banerjee
Educated at Adars Vidyalay, Kolkata and Surendranath College, Kolkata University (W.B.)
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