Vidit & Abhimanyu Win Best Sportsmen Award

Photo Courtesy: Vivek Bendre

Mumbai: Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai (SJAM) Golden Jubilee annual awards 2017 was held at the Bombay Gymkhana. This association gives awards annually for the best sportsmen in Maharashtra.

Nasik-based Grandmaster Vidit Gujarathi shared the ‘Best Sportsman of the Year’ award with Hockey goalkeeper Akash Chikte. Pune’s GM Abhimanyu Puranik  has been awarded ‘Best Junior Sportsman of the Year.’

Photo: Priyadarshan Banjan

Vinod Tawde, Maharashtra’s Minister for Sports, Youth Welfare and Education, gave away the awards along with former India cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar, noted chess coach Raghunandan Gokhale, chess Grandmaster Pravin Thipsay, ex-national table tennis coach Kamlesh Mehta, ex-international paddler Monalisa Mehta and ex-Mumbai Ranji cricket coach Praveen Amre.