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17 streets renamed in Kolkata
Kolkata:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday renamed seventeen streets in the metropolis after legendary personalities from the world of industry, arts, music and others.

The streets were given new names after R P Goenka, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ram Manohar Lohia, Uttam Kumar, Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Saheb, Debabrata Biswas as also Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Ramkrishna Paramahansa and others.

"It is a great honour for all of us to rename streets after these legendary personalities," Mamata Banerjee said at the renaming program.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, the son of Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Saheb, who was present at the ceremony, said it was a great honour to be present at the program.

Story First Published: May 01, 2013 00:52 IST

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