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Anupam Kher to speak at Visva-Bharati university today

Lecture titled 'Power of Failure' will be held at Lipika auditorium on campus on Monday afternoon and will be telecast live online

Snehamoy Chakraborty Calcutta Published 13.03.23, 05:25 AM
Anupam Kher

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Visva-Bharati authorities have invited actor Anupam Kher to deliver a lecture on the campus on Monday.

The lecture titled “Power of Failure” will be held at Lipi - ka auditorium on the campus on Monday afternoon and will be streamed live online.

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“Anupam Kher will deliver the 57th lecture in the Visva-Bharati lecture series that was started by vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty after he joined the varsity in Novem - ber 2018. Kher will reach Visva-Bharati on Monday and deliver his lecture after visiting a few places of the varsity, including Rabindra Bhavana museum,” said a source.

The 68-year-old actor is known for his inclination toward the saffron brigade and his wife Kirron Kher is the BJP MP of Chandigarh. Kher played a major role in The Kashmir Files, which attracted passionate defence and criticism over it being a saffron propaganda machinery film.

“Anupam Kher is a crony of the BJP and Narendra Modi and that is why our VC has invited him for a lecture. It is not the first time he is trying to promote saffron ideology on campus. He uses Visva-Bharati as a platform to please his bosses in Delhi,” said Minakshi Bhattacharyya, the Trinamul Chhatra Parishad unit president in Visva-Bharati.

Visva-Bharati sources, however, said they would continue to invite “globally reputed” people to the campus to address its students.

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