Kolkata road to be named after Bhanu Bhakta

New Delhi, July 14:

A street in Kolkata will be named after Nepali poet laureate, Bhanu Bhakta Acharya. Nepali-speaking people living in India’s eastern states of West Bengal and Sikkim have great regard for Bhanu Bhakta.

The move to name a street after Bhanu Bhakta was forwarded by the Nepali Consulate General’s office in Kolkata to the West Bangal government, a month ago.

“The chief minister of West Bangal, Buddha Dev Bhattacharya, and mayor of Kolkata, Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya, both have said yes to the proposal”, Nepali Consular General in Kolkata, Dr Govinda Kusum told The Himalayan Times from Kolkata. “The idea to name a road after Bhanu Bhakta was proposed as Bengalis too are fond of Nepali literature and art,” he said.

Recently, a film being made in Bengali completed its shooting in Nepal, Kusum said, adding that the crew wholeheartedly admired Nepali hospitality and the scenic beauty of Nepal. Bhanu Bhakta is revered by the Nepali-speaking people in India’s states and his larger-than-life statue stands tall outside the Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus in Siliguri town of Darjeeling district.