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French honour to be conferred on actor at Kolkata book fair

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will confer its highest order of merit, the 'Legion of Honour', on legendary film and theatre Chattopadhyay at the 42nd International Book Fair.

The honour will be bestowed on the -- who starred in many of Satyajit Ray's iconic films -- by French culture and communication minister in

"The highest order of merit, the Legion of Honour, will be conferred on the legendary film personality Chattopadhyay from the inaugural dais (of the book fair) by our and Communication Francoise Nyssen," French said here today.

Chattopadhyay, 82, acted in several of Ray's films, including Apur Sansar, Abhijan, Charulata, and

winner, who has also starred in many recent Bengali films such as and Posto, is a noted theatre actor, too.

A French delegation consisting of well known authors and poets led by Nyssen will attend the book fair, where is the theme country.

The largest attended book fair in the world, the Kolkata gala will open on January 30 and conclude on February 11.

It will host publishers from across the the world, including the UK, USA, Russia, Japan, China, Colombia, Peru, Portugal, and

"France, the country of literature and culture, is the focal theme country of the international 2018," honorary general secretary Tridib said.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 22:40 IST