Fanattic Sports Museum now beholds Sir Donald Bradman’s Bat from the first India- Australia Tour 1947-48

Fanattic Sports Museum, the collaborative result of Ambuja Neotia Group and Mr. Boria Majumdar, announced one of the finest artefacts of sports industry as a treasure of Fanattic Sports Museum, Kolkata at a star studded event today at Ecospace.


The event saw the presence of eminent sports personalities like Michael Clarke, Jhulan Goswami & Deep Dasgupta etc. Dr. Boria Majumdar, the founder of the Fanattic Sports Museum, was the one who livened the evening’s proceedings by moderating this wonderful moment.


Kolkata has always been very passionate with all forms of sports. Cricket is considered as the life blood of the city. To make this event historic for the sports lovers of the city, Michael Clarke handed over Sir Donald Bradman’s bat (often referred as The Don), from the first India Australia Tour of 1947-48 on behalf of Nikhil Daftary, eminent sports collector from Melbourne, who actually presented and loaned the bat to the museum. He further added dynamism to this tremendous event by presenting a signed hand painted poster capturing his highest moment in cricket, where he scored 329 not out against India in January 2012 in Sydney.


Sir Donald Bradman is one of the most respected players in the history of world cricket. His bats & other artefacts are undoubtedly considered as a collector’s item which is sought after by museums across the world.

Those artefacts now being a part of the Fanattic Sports Museum proves that it is best sports museum of India. The museum not only displays the proud achievements of the Indian sports personalities which include Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th 100 gloves, bat, sweater and jersey. The collection also includes PV Sindhu’s Rio Medal winning jerseys and contributions from VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, Deepa Malik, Abhinav Bindra, Devendra Jhajharia, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karun Nair, Mary Kom, Vijender Singh and Gopichand. The museum aims to enthuse the audience about India’s Olympic encounter from the very start in the 1880s and focus on Indian cricket from its inception and even earlier. This new artefacts is now going to be an added and attraction for the city.


Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Boria Majumdar said, “It’s a privilege to have Michael back and I am delighted that he has presented Sir Donad Brandman’s Bat which is a special addition inside the museum”



Ambuja Neotia Group one of India’s prominent and respected corporate houses headquartered in Kolkata with its forte in real estate and recent forays into hospitality, healthcare and education. The company, under the stewardship of Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia has been responsible for landmark projects in and around Kolkata such as Udayan, Kolkata’s first Condoville created around the Public Private Partnership model, City Centre, the mall that went on to re-write several retail rules, Ffort Raichak, Kolkata’s first luxury weekend getaway, the pastoral hamlet by the Ganges, Ganga Kutir and Kolkata’s first woman and Childcare hospital, Bhagiarthi Neotia Woman & Child Care Centre, amongst many others.



About Boria Majumdar


D.Phil. University of Oxford

Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire

Adjunct Professor, Monash University

Consulting Editor, Sports, India Today Group

Principal Trustee and Secretary, South Asia Research Foundation

General Editor, Sport in the Global Society, Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge)

Executive Editor, Sport in Society (Routledge)

Executive Editor, Soccer and Society (Routledge)

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