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03:44 PM, February 10, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:16 PM, February 10, 2020

PM Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate next year’s Kolkata Book Fair

Fair to be dedicated to Bangabandhu

The next edition of the Kolkata Book Fair to be held in January 2021 will be inaugurated by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The event will be dedicated to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports our New Delhi correspondent.

The announcement in this regard came right after this year’s fair concluded amid much fanfare.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair to be held in the last week of January 2021, said Bangladesh Cultural Affairs Minister KM Khalid.

West Bengal Publishers and Booksellers Guild President Tridib Chatterjee said Kolkata Book Fair 2021 wants to honour the 'Father of Bangladesh' on the occasion of his birth centenary besides commemorating the deep-rooted ties between Bangladesh and India.

This year, more than 25 lakh people visited the 12-day fair held in Salt Lake that saw the sale of books worth around Rs 23 crore from over 600 stalls till Sunday evening, Chatterjee said.

“This was a world record for any book fair,” he claimed.

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