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Jyotirmoyee Sikdar

Jyotirmoyee Sikdar was one of the greatest athletes in India during her sporting days. She was born in 1969, in West Bengal. She won the 800 meter silver medal on her debut in the All India Open Meet in 1992. In 1995, she won the gold medal in the Asian Track and Field meet in Jakarta. She was awarded with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 1998-99.
At the 1998 Asian Games, Jyotirmoyee won the gold medal in the 800 meters and 1500 meters event. A serious injury brought an early end to her career and she had to retire from athletics. She entered politics and was elected as the Member of Parliament in the 2004.
 
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