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Amitabh Bachchan, Amitav Ghosh, 5 others nominated for

Press Trust of India  |  Suri (WB) 

The Academic Council of the has nominated superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Amitav Ghosh, and four others for conferring the Desikottam, the university's highest accolade.

Besides the two, veteran Gulzar, Suniti Kumar Pathak, Dwijen Mukherjee, Ashok Sen and were also nominated for the award, Visva-Bharati officiating vice- said.

"Theses names will be recommended to the Executive Council of the university and finally sent to the Chancellor, who is the Prime Minister, for final approval," Sen said.

Desikottam is awarded to distinguished persons at the central university's convocation, the date of which has not yet been fixed for this year.

Sen said, "We hope the will attend the convocation.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:00 IST