~~Tugga~~ meets Buddha, talks business

Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:After assessing investment potential in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi, former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh on Tuesday met the West Bengal chief minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee to explore commercialinvestment in the state capital.

Emerging from a meeting with the chief minister at his Writers' Buildings chamber, Waugh said that he had expressed keen interest in commercial investment in West Bengal.

Waugh said that he would continue with his philanthropic work, as at 'Udayan', a home for destitute children, which he has been financially assisting at Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas district.

''I want to set up a few more organisations like Udayan in India,'' he said.

However, Waugh said that initially he wanted to set up a blind school in India with at least 25 visually challenged children.

Accompanied by two private bank officials, the former Australian cricket star held a 40-minute meeting with the chief minister.

He presented a replica bat to the chief minister during the meeting.

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