Former captain of Indian cricket team Sourav Ganguly, affectionately known as 'Dada' will be conferred with the honorary Doctor of Letters by the 'Bengal Engineering and Science University' (BESU) for his contribution to the country's sports scenario.
BESU will honour Ganguly at its annual convocation on 25 February 2014. Former Indian Captain added another feather to his cap, when University in Bengal decided to honour Ganguly with the doctorate degree.
West Bengal's governor, MK Naraynan, who is the also the chancellor of the BESU, will give away the degree to Ganguly. He is not the only cricketer to receive the doctorate degree, apart from him Sachin, Dhoni and Dravid had been honored in the past. The left handed batsmen has played 113 tests and 311 ODI's for India
and has been referred as one of the most successful captains in modern era, reported nnis.
Currently, Ganguly is working as the president of Editorial board with Wisden India and also as a commentator. He is regarded as one of the most successful captain in modern times.
He is the fifth highest run scorer in ODI's and the third person to cross the 10,000 run landmark, after Sachin Tendulkar and Inzamam Ul Haq. Ganguly is also credited with having nurtured the careers of many young players who played under his captainship.
Ganguly has also been awarded with Padma Shri in 2004, one of India's highest civilian awards and Banga Bibhushan Award from the Government of West Bengal on May 2013.