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Shri Aparna Ghosh in Basket Ball

Shri Aparna Ghosh in Basket Ball

Aparna Ghosh has been one of the most accomplished players and coaches in Indian basketball, playing for the national team for 16 years and going on to become a highly-successful coach for Indian Railways. On Tuesday, April 21, the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club announced that Ghosh will get the lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the game. Ghosh will be officially conferred the award at a ceremony on Thursday, April 23.

Ghosh also won the Dhyan Chand award in 2002, and is one of only two basketball coaches in India to receive this honour. It is India's highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games, given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.

Ghosh has led Indian Railways women to a myriad of success for several years and currently serves as the Sports Officer at RSPB of the Railway Board. In 2010, she was one of 10 Indian coaches invited to the George Mason University (GMU) for a coaching camp.