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Prasun Banerjee

Prasun Banerjee


Prasun Banerjee is a retired international footballer and an Arjuna Award Winner (1979) from Kolkata, India. Younger brother of the Pradip Kumar Banerjee, Prasun had also captained the India national football team in international tournaments. 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. He won the seat defeating his adversary, Left Front's Sridip Bhattacharya, by more than 27,000 votes. He was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha in 2014.

Personal Life

Full Name Prasun Banerjee
Date of Birth 06 Apr 1955 (Age 64)
Place of Birth Kolkata (West Bengal)
Party name All India Trinamool Congress
Education Graduate
Profession Sportsperson and Social Worker
Father's Name Shri Pravat Kumar Banerjee
Mother's Name Smt. Bina Banerjee
Spouse's Name Smt. Paramita Banerjee
No of Sons 1
No of Daughters 1


Permanent address S.D. Tower, Flat No. 3 C, Block-I,Krishnapur-(West), P.O. Krishnapur,Kolkata-700101, West Bengal09874170000, 09830473557 (M)
Present address 503, Narmada Apartment,Dr. B. D. Marg,New Delhi-110 00109013180559, 09830473557 (M)
Contact number 9830473557, 9874170000
Email prasun.banerjee@sansad.nic.in

Interesting Facts

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

Political Timeline

  • 2014
    He was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha for 2nd term by defeating Sridip Bhattacharya of CPM from Howrah constituency.
  • 2009
    Prasun Banerjee was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in a bye-election by defeating Left Front's Sridip Bhattacharya from Howrah constituency.
  • 1 Sep. 2014
    Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology
  • 1 Sep. 2014
    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Net Worth1 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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