Country's first multi-sports museum opens in Kolkata
Kolkata : It was historic day for Indian sports as country’s first multi-sports museum in Rajarhat, Kolkata opened for general public. The museum feathered many great sports personalities including Sachin Tendulkar, Lionel Messi, Viswanathan Anand and many more.
The gloves which Sachin Tendulkar wore while scoring his 100th hundred, a boot owned by Lionel Messi, a Chelsea shirt of the 2012 Champions League winning team member Didier Drogba, a chess board signed by Viswanathan Anand, Pele’s 1970 Brazil shirt are feathered in the museum.
The museum, spread over 6700 square feet, was inaugurated by Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Abhinav Bindra, Deepa Malik and Devendra Jhajaria. Shirts won by Malik and Jhajaria at the Rio Olympics on way to podium finishes are on view.
Tickets will be priced at Rs 100 with a 50 pc concession for students.
The museum also have some letters including one of those written by Syed Mushtaq Ali to CK Nayudu dated August 1, 1946 complaining about Iftekhar Ali Khan Pataudi. There are tickets of Olympics where India won gold in men’s hockey barring 1928 as well as first day covers of football World Cups not far from a souvenir signed by Kapil’s Devils on the 25th anniversary of the 1983 World Cup win.