Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan to light up Kolkata on November 10

Sachin Tendulkar will play his 199th Test in Kolkata at Eden Gardens against West Indies © Getty Images

Kolkata: Oct 21, 2013

November 10 will be an eventful day for Kolkata as Sachin Tendulkar will play his 199th Test match in the city on this day, while stars like Amitabh Bachachan and Shahrukh Khan will be present in the city for a film festival, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written in her Facebook post.

“Kolkata will be honoured to have a very eventful day on November 10, 2013. The cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will be playing the last day of his 199th Test match at the Eden Gardens on that day. We are so lucky to have the presence of all those luminaries on a single day at Kolkata,” her post reads.

“Kolkata’s showpiece event, the inauguration of the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival will also be held on that day in the august presence of iconic Amitabhji, Jayaji and their family. Bengal’s Brand Ambassador Shahrukh Khan and Kamal Hassan will also be attending the inaugural ceremony amongst a galaxy of film personalities,” she wrote.

Tendulkar will be playing his 199th Test at Eden Gardens before his retirement from international cricket after his 200th Test match in Mumbai at the Wakhende Stadium.

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