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TMC MP Nusrat Jahan's Hilsa treat for Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

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Kolkata, Oct 23: It was a splendid day for the resident of Saptaparni Apartment in Ballygunge Circular Road, area of South Kolkata on Tuesday as the boy who lived next-door, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee arrived at his residence. His proud neighbours blew conch shell (Shankh) to welcome him home.

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Amid this how can the TMC party members lack behind in welcoming the Nobel laureate's homecoming. Before the arrival of Abhijit Banerjee in the earlier part of the day, a representative from the office of actress-turned-TMC MP Nusrat Jahan had visited Banerjee's home with a 2.5kg hilsa and a box of lobsters from Basirhat.

"Being a foodie and an ardent hilsa lover, I could not control myself from getting in touch with the Banerjee family for sending a good hilsa from my constituency, Basirhat, said Nusrat."

Nirmala Banerjee said at the MP's gesture, "It's a bit embarrassing. But I am thankful to the MP. I am yet to finalise the menu, but it is sure to have a platter of good old begun-ilish maachher jhol (hilsa cooked with brinjal), along with some other hilsa items," she said to TOI on Tuesday.

Nusrat Jahan contested from Basirhat as a Trinamool Congress candidate and emerged as the winner by a margin of 350,000 votes against BJP candidate Sayantan Basu in the 2019 Indian general election.

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Hilsa is considered as one of the 'King of Fish' as it is the most tastiest fish due to its distinctly soft oily texture, mouthwatering flavour, and superb mouthfeel. And a sumptuous Bengali feast is incomplete without the hilsa fish.

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