Big B’s Proud moment

The Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday night shared on Instagram that Polish city Wroclaw has named a square after his father, poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. The 78-year-old actor posted on Instagram a picture of a signboard of the square embossed with Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s name. “The City Council of the City of Wroclaw, Poland has decided to name a Square after my Father. There could not have been a more apt blessing on Dushhera than this. The actor wrote that it’s a moment of pride for their family and the Indian community in Wroclaw. Earlier in July, students of the University of Wroclaw paid tribute to the veteran Hindi poet by reciting his popular poem Madhushala. The students recited the poem on the roof of the university to pass the message that Wroclaw is the city of Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan visited Poland in 2019, where his father was honoured at one of the oldest churches of the country. The actor tweeted on the occasion as “at one of the oldest Churches in Europe, in Poland a prayer for Babuji. So touched and such an emotional moment, his soul must be at peace and love. Thank you Bishop and the people of Poland, such an honour”. Harivansh Rai Bachchan is considered to be a poet of the Nayi Kavita literary movement of early 20th century. He received the Padma Bhushan in 1976 for his service to Hindi literature and he passed away in 2003. Wroclaw is a city in Poland known for conserving world literature and culture. A commemorative miniature sculpture depicting a picture of Harivansh Rai Bachchan was unveiled in the centre of Wroclaw in honour of the legendary Hindi poet. Earlier, the city was awarded City of Literature by UNESCO.