Amitabh Bachchan’s Father Harivansh Rai Honoured In This European City

The Polish city of Wroclaw honoured Amitabh Bachchan’s father Harivansh Rai Bachchan by lighting a diya next to his statue.

A square in Wroclaw, which was declared as a UNESCO City of Literature, has been named after the late Harivansh Rai Bachchan, an eminent poet.

“They honour Babuji by placing a ‘diya’ for Deepavali at his statue in Wroclaw… an honour a pride,” Amitabh wrote on Instagram along with the picture of his father’s statue.


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Last month, Amitabh shared the news of Wroclaw paying tribute to his father. “The City Council of the City of Wroclaw, Poland has decided to name a Square after my Father .. there could not have been a more apt blessing on Dushhera than this .. a moment of extreme pride for the family, for the Indian community in Wroclaw .. and India .. JAI HIND,” Big B posted on social media.

In July, students of Wroclaw University had recited a few lines from Harivansh Rai’s famous poem ‘Madhushala’, while in 2019 the Mayor of the Polish city declared Amitabh as the Ambassador of Wroclaw.

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