Purma Bannerjee
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Full namePurma C Bannerjee
Calcutta, British India (now Kolkata, West Bengal)
Event(s)100 metres

Purma Bannerjee (born 1897, date of death unknown) was an Indian sprinter.[1] He competed in the men's 100 metres at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[2] Purma was India's first olympian to be the flag-bearer for the Indian contingent at the 1920 Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium.[3]


  1. ^ "Purma Bannerjee". Olympedia. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Purma Bannerjee Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  3. ^ "From Purma Banerjee at Antwerp to Abhinav Bindra at Rio: List of flag bearers for India at Olympics opening ceremonies". The Indian Express. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2022.