Bengali singers compose song of Maradona

Kolkata, Nov 20 (UNI) A Bengali song dedicated to footballing great Diego Maradona's visit to this soccer-crazy city next month was released today by popular Bollywood singer Babul Supriyo.

CMG, a sports management agency, which arranged a 2-day trip of Argentina's coach to this eastern India metropolis on December 6 and 7, also sponsored the theme song of Maradona's tour to the city.

The song has been written by Dr Avik Lahiri and composed and sung by the duo, Mayukh-Mainak.

Titled 'Maradona's Tour', it is the first of its kind in Bengali dedicated to the proverbial hand-of-God footballer who scored the historic goal against England in the 1986 World Cup.

A DVD of the song was launched at a function at the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club.

Maradona is expected here on December 6 to open a football academy at Maheshtala near here, said ruling CPI(M)'s parliamentarian Samik Lahiri.

He will also visit Mother Teresa's House here and appear in an exhibition match at the Salt Lake Stadium the following day.

However, there was no confirmation yet from the South Amerian country about Maradona's trip to Kolkata.


Story first published: Thursday, November 20, 2008, 16:41 [IST]
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