HALL OF HE­ROES

India Today - - LEISURE - —Romita Datta

Fanat­tic Sports Mu­seum, in Kolkata, has fi­nally given In­dia’s sports lovers a place to con­tem­plate the leg­ends of the past. The col­lec­tion largely con­sists of items that were col­lected by sport his­to­rian Bo­ria Ma­jum­dar over 25 years. Cre­ated in as­so­ci­a­tion with in­dus­tri­al­ist Har­shavard­han Neo­tia, the 6,700 square foot hall of he­roes is crammed with iconic mem­o­ra­bilia—from the gloves Sachin Ten­dulkar wore when he scored his 100th cen­tury, to the ca­nary yel­low jersey P.V. Sindhu wore on her path to a sil­ver medal at the Rio Olympics, to a let­ter writ­ten by Muham­mad Ali. As Sachin Ten­dulkar, In­dian cricket’s en­dur­ing hero, said at the launch on Jan­uary 29, “This mu­seum will do its bit to in­spire young­sters to take up sports.”

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