Indira Bhavan to be turned into Nazrul Bhavan

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said it would be turned into a museum and a research centre devoted to Kavi Nazrul Islam.

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2011, 20:49 PM IST

Kolkata: Turning down Left Front government`s plan to convert the Indira Bhavan, official residence of former chief minister Jyoti Basu at Salt Lake, into a government guest house, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said it would be turned into a museum and a research centre devoted to Kavi Nazrul Islam.
"The decision to convert Indira Bhavan into Nazrul
Bhavan has been taken in public interest and to promote
research work on the great rebel poet," Banerjee told
reporters at the state secretariat.

The Nazrul Bhavan would comprise a research centre and
museum on the great rebel poet who had a memorable involvement
in the country`s freedom movement.

All furniture and other belongings of former Chief
Minister Jyoti Basu would be handed over to Basu`s family or
party, she said.
The bungalow was named Indira Bhavan during the
Congress Session in 1972 when the then prime minister Indira
Gandhi stayed there during the duration of the session.

After the death of Jyoti Basu, the previous government
had decided to convert it into a government guest house.

PTI