November 9, 2013
WB CM felicitates Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee felicitated batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar who played the penultimate Test match of his glittering career at Eden Gardens on Friday.
Handing over a basket of goodies, the Chief Minister had a broad smile on her face as she placed a silk stole around Tendulkar's shoulders. She also gifted him one of her paintings – that of a tree – and presented a beige turban which was placed on the maestro`s head by former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly.
Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya handed Tendulkar a memento – a banyan tree bearing 199 golden leaves – in addition to a golden coin used for the toss of the match.
Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purkayastha also gifted a Durga idol to the cricketing genius.