Tripura govt felicitates S D Burman's wife

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Agartala, Sep 16 (UNI) The Tripura government felicitated music maestro Sachin Dev Burman's wife, Meera Devi at her daughter-in-law, Asha Bhosle's residence in Mumbai yesterday.

Tripura Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Anil Sarkar honoured Meera Devi with a traditional 'uttoriyo' along with a cheque of Rs one lakh.

The 94-year-old widow of the famous music director had been languishing at an, an old-age home for the rehabilitation of paraplegics in Navi Mumbai's Vashi area.

''The programme was a part of the 101st birth anniversary of S D Burman,'' Mr Sarkar said.

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

The Tripura cultural department had released a music cassette of the legendary music composer with his best 20 compilations of Bengali and Kokborak (Tripura's tribal language).

He also said the state government would set up a music university in the capital city named after the music legend.

UNI

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