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Gautam Bhattacharya is a sports journalist. He was the Associate Editor of Ananda Bazar Patrika in India. He handled both sports and entertainment for the publication. He joined Ananda Bazar Patrika in January 1983 as a trainee journalist with The Telegraph (Kolkata). As of February 7, 2017, Mr. Bhattacharya has joined the Bengali language daily Sangbad Pratidin as its Joint Editor.
Gautam Bhattacharya was born in Kolkata and brought up in Chennai. His father was a senior accounts officer with the central government.
Gautam Bhattacharya completed his schooling at the Ballygunge Government High School. He later graduated from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. Seven days before the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management entrance examination in January 1983, he gave an interview to the editor of The Telegraph (Kolkata), M J Akbar. He was asked to join The Telegraph the same day.
He has written books like 'Sach (a biography of Sachin Tendulkar).
Awards and recognition
- Sports Editor of the year-2006 August, by Bengal Young Sports Journalists' Association
- Story of the year-2006 October, by Sports Journalists' Federation of India
- Excellence in Sports Journalism- 2008 September, by Shyam Steel Industries
- Sports Editor of the year- 2008 December, by Bengal Young Sports Journalists' Association.
- Rose Valley Award.
- KKN Journalism Award
- Co-Author of book on cricket legend Sourav Ganguly (due in stands mid-2017)
- Author of Pankaj, the only authorized biography of legendary Indian Cricketer Pankaj Roy.
- Only Asian journalist to have exclusive interviews with the "Big Three" - Pelé, Don Bradman and Diego Maradona