PCB chief traces roots in Kolkata

Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:For Pakistan Cricket Board President Sheharyar Khan and his wife Nazma, their trip toKolkata is more than a professional do. It also means a rare opportunity to trace their roots to a city, which their ancestors left long years back.

Doing the rounds of the 'City of Joy' today with his better half and cricket board peers, Khan revealed that Kolkata occupied a warm corner of his heart as his mother wastrained to become the first woman pilot of undivided India here.

"Long years back, my mother trained here to become the first Indian woman pilot. On my ealier visit, I had no time to spare beyond the match. This time I am exploring the placemy mother lived in," Khan told newspersons.

The couple was enchanted with the Victoria Memorial and its museum, which it meticulously studied.

"This place is priceless. I am impressed with the richness of the archival material and the paintings which narrate the history of this magnificient city. I would takemore than seven days just to go around this museum in its entirity," he said.

Nazma Khan also had a mission in mind.

"I want to track down the street where my parents stayed when they were inKolkata decades back. I want to find out my ancestral home."

The delegation, which also visited the technological marvel 'Vidyasagar Setu' bridge on river Hoogly, was also treated to a sneak show of the all-colour 'Mughle-Azam', a daybefore its national release at a city cineplex in the evening.

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