Former Indian Wicket-Keeper Syed Kirmani was on 5 January 2016 awarded with the 2015 Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.
On the other hand, Test captain Virat Kohli bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI awards.
About Syed Kirmani
• Syed Mujtaba Hussain Kirmani was born on 29 December 1949 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
• He started off as an understudy to Farokh Engineer in the tours of England in 1971 and 1974 and to the 1975 Cricket World Cup.
• He made his debut against New Zealand.
• He represented India at the international level between 1976 and 1986.
• His record includes 160 catches and 38 stumpings in tests and 27 catches and 9 stumpings in ODIs.
About Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award
• It was instituted by the BCCI in 1994 to celebrate the birth centenary of Col. Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, the country’s first test captain.
• It honors individuals for their unparalleled contribution to Indian cricket, on and off the field.
• It comprises a trophy, citation and cheque for 25 lakhs rupees.
• The award in 2014 was received by Dilip Vengsarkar.
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Who: Syed Kirmani
When: 5 January 2016