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London violinist ‘destroyed’ by being named ‘pube’ on Brick Lane music festival posters

EVER wonder what the ‘bal’ in ‘balti’ stands for? Abdul Shahid, a Bengali musician from London’s Stepney Green is suing Tower Hamlets for “destroying” his life. Mr Shahid claims to have suffered “immense ridicule and humiliation” after he was billed on the Brick Lane Baishakhi Mela Festival as “bal” — that’s “pubic hair” in Bengali.

The poster advertised Mr Shahid as  “Bal Shahid”.

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Posted: 15th, June 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment