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A personified legend in Karate – Hanshi Premjit Sen

Legends are people who make an impact in the society and set up a benchmark for those who
aspire to achieve a particular thing. Although Bengal is famous for producing sports
personalities in the past, who had left their mark on youngsters who dream like their idols, it
had also created a spark to achieve big amongst the budding sports person.
Be it a cricket legend like Saurav Ganguly or footballer like Bhaichung Bhutia, we all have looked
forward to their charismatic and impactful personality always. But, have we ever thought that
we will have a personality, who will make an impact and inspire thousands of budding sports
person apart from the glamorous game like cricket or football? That too, in a game of
“KARATE”? Yes, you read it right. And the one who did this is none other than, Hanshi Premjit
Hanshi Premjit Sen is not only an inspiring sports personality in Bengal but also a successful
administrator, holding the post of the President of Karate Do Association of Bengal, which has
got lakhs of Karate practitioners in all the districts of West Bengal.
Recently, he was conferred with the title of “Times Men of the Year 2022” in the field of Martial
Arts. This award was given by The Times Group for his exemplary contributions in the field of
Martial Arts.
Hanshi Premjit Sen is the first Bengali to qualify as a Grade “A” Judge & Referee for both Kata &
Kumite respectively by the World Karate Federation (WKF), which is an official member of the
International Olympic Committee (IOC). He holds that same portfolio at the Asian Karate
Federation (AKF) which is an affiliate of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
Be it the prestigious Government events like National Games or Khelo India University Games,
or the Asian Games World Karate Championships, South Asian Karate Do Championships or the
Commonwealth Karate Do Championships, he had seen it all. And at the same time, he had
inspired each and every karateka, not only in Bengal but in India, and made everyone realize
the fact that, “one should always aspire to dream big.”
Accolades like winning this title had set a benchmark for all other sports who had not been in
the limelight in the past. And yes, this achievement by Hanshi Premjit Sen will always remain in
the hearts of all the karatekas, whom he represented at the prestigious stage.
A proud moment indeed !!!!