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Mamata to send Mithun Chakraborty to Rajya Sabha

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times   January 18, 2014
First Published: 14:32 IST(18/1/2014) | Last Updated: 14:42 IST(18/1/2014)

Noted actor Mithun Chakraborty will be nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the Trinamool Congress, party chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee declared on her Facebook account on Saturday.


 
"In our state, five Rajya Sabha members will be elected this time. One of these seats will be given to Mithun Chakraborty," wrote Banerjee.

"He is a well-known film personality. He has devoted his life to the cause of cultural and social activities with great success."
 
The CM added, "He is an asset of not only West Bengal, but also of the entire country. We are proud to nominate him."

Chakraborty, 61, burst on to the scene in 1976 with Mrigaya by Mrinal Sen. He bagged the National Award for best actor.
 
In 1982, he triggered a dancing craze in India with Disco Dancer. The star of many superhits, the actor is a big draw these days on a reality dance show on television. He also sinks his teeth every now and then into meaty parts such as the one in Mani Ratnam's Guru.   


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