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Premjit Lall Arjuna Award Awarded In 1967

Premjit Lall

Premjit Lall

Award Name : Arjuna Award

Year of Award : 1967

Award for : Sports and Games

Location : Kolkata, Bengal, India


Premjit Lall was a professional tennis player from India. He was born on 20 October 1940 in Kolkata, India. Lall reached the Junior final at the 1958 Wimbledon Championships. He played on the India Davis Cup team from 1959 until 1973. In doubles, he reached the quarterfinals at the 1962 Australian Championships and the 1966 and 1973 Wimbledon Championships, all with Jaidip Mukerjea. Lall was given India's top sports honor, the Arjuna Award in 1967. Lall played his final professional match in 1979. Following an accident in 1992, Lall used a wheelchair. He died at his residence in Kolkata on 31 December 2008 after a prolonged illness, and cremated at Tollygunge.