PM Polish city names square after Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is thrilled that the city of Wroclaw in Poland has named a square after his late father and celebrated poet, Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
The 78-year-old actor took to Instagram on Sunday and posted a picture of a signboard of the square embossed with Harivansh Rai Bachchan's name.
Amitabh Bachchan said getting to know about the honour for his father was a "blessing" on Dussehra.
"A moment of extreme pride for the family, for the Indian community in Wroclaw and India. Jai Hind (sic)," he captioned the picture.
Earlier in July, students of the University of Wroclaw paid homage to the veteran Hindi poet by reciting his famous poem 'Madhushala'.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan, a poet of the Nayi Kavita literary movement of early 20th century, received the Padma Bhushan in 1976 for his service to Hindi literature. He passed away in 2003. (PTI)
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