Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and film actress Joya Ahsan have been awarded “Sera Bangali” this year.
Kolkata’s leading Bangla daily Anandabazar Patrika hosts the award every year recognising the contributions of Bangali persons for outstanding contributions to different fields of sports and other sectors.
The award giving ceremony was organised at a five-star hotel in Kolkata on Saturday.
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been awarded on sports category while Joya Ahsan has been awarded on film.
Mashrafe became the third Bangladesh cricketer after Habibul Bashar and Shakib Al Hasan to win the best Bangali award.
Anandabazar picked Mashrafe for his Bangladesh’s brilliant efforts in this year’s Champions Trophy and other ODI successes.