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Bob Dylan's day in Kolkata for a wedding, a Baul for a frien

Think Bob Dylan in a bright red kurta and white pyjamas as a guest at a Bengali wedding. Too far-fetched?

Not quite. While most of Dylan's life has been an open book, a lesser-known fact is Dylan's hush-hush visit to Kolkata in the winter of January 1990.
The world's most legendary song smith flew down to the city to attend a marriage in the family of an old friend and music mate, Purna Das Baul. The baul singer, now 83, had introduced Dylan to the sounds of rural Bengal during his tour of the US in the late 60s. When his son Dibyendu was getting married, Dylan turned up for the event

Date:  2017-03-04