Pubic Hair in Bengali

Abdul Shahid

International artist Abdul Shahid, 43, is suing the Tower Hamlets Council for £300,000 over a misprint of his name in the already circulated 85,000+ copies of the annual Baishakhi Mela Festival program in London’s East End last year.

The program features a picture of the musician playing the violin with his name given as ‘Bal Shahid’, where ‘Bal’ means pubic hair in Bengali. Mr. Shahid claims he now stays indoors in fear of humiliation.

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