Tripura minister to felicitate S D Burman's wife

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Agartala, Sep 13 (UNI) Tripura Cultural Minister Anil Sarkar today left for Mumbai to felicitate Meera Deb Burman, wife of legendary music maestro Sachin Deb Burman on September 15.

State Information and Cultural Affairs department here said the government had decided to honour the music director's wife on his 101st birth anniversary on October one.

The octogenarian Ms Burman would be awarded a cash of Rs one lakh along with some momentos. She stays in Sharan, an old age home for the rehabilitation of paraplegics in Navi Mumbai's Vashi area.

''We shall celebrate the 101st birth anniversary of S D Burman here with a colourful function and release a commemorative book on the music genius,'' Mr Sarkar said.

Born in Tripura's royal family, S D Burman had composed several songs in the Mumbai and Bengal film industry along with a number of songs in the state.

According to officials, Meera Devi had been shifted to 'Sharan' by Burman's daughter-in-law Asha Bhosle some months ago.

UNI

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