As a tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, Red FM 93.5 brought 200 hours of non-stop ‘Sachin programming’. For 200 hours, 8.5 days, day and night, Red FM and all its RJs lived, ate, breathed and talked, Tendulkar in 12 cities. “Red FM pe Sachin – 200 Not out” was the radio channel’s unique endeavour to pay tribute to the master blaster. The grand finale of this event took place at City Centre Salt Lake with the unveiling of a Sachin Tendulkar life size statue. Tollywood Actors Rahul, Suman and Sohom, Tollywood actress Nusraat Jahan, Bengal cricketer Joyjeet Basu and Arjuna Awardee Joydeep Karmakar were also present to grace the occasion.
“I never had the good luck to see him or meet him in person. I don’t know what I would have done. I am just a diehard crazy fan of Sachin” said actress Nusrat Jahan. The actress looked sexy in her high heeled shoes, black jeans and the printed full sleeved shirt. The orange colored bag added a dash of color to the outfit. Rahul who was also present at this unveiling was thrilled to be a part of the initiative. “I am here as a representative of thousands of common people who like me are fans of the master blaster. I have been to the Eden Garden to watch him play the penultimate match. Coming to this initiative was a must for me” added the actor.
Joyjeet Basu who has had the chance to meet Sachin when he was a ball boy at the Eden Gardens considered him lucky to have “Lived in the time when such a legend played cricket”. “I am very glad at the fact that I had the chance to actually meet the master blaster in person” said the cricketer.
The eminent personalities were all given bouquets and a digitally signed bat by Red FM. This life size statue is Kolkata’s way of showing its love and respect for the Lilttle Master who has brought great glory to the nation.