Big B likely to participate in BHU centenary celebrations

Lucknow, Jan 6 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been invited for the 100th foundation day of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to be held in Varanasi on February 13, officials said on Wednesday.

Other celebrities who are likely to be present during the event are legendary singer Asha Bhonsle and actress-turned-politician Hema Malini.

A grand celebration is being planned on the 100th foundation day of the BHU.

As part of the centenary celebrations, the central government has decided to release a documentary, a coin and a commemorative postal stamp on BHU.

BHU was established in 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and is one of the largest residential universities in Asia, with over 20,000 students.

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