75 Glorious Years of Shiraz Celebrated with Cast of Bengali Film Eagoler Chokh



Shiraz Golden Restaurant celebrated 75 years of its legacy at a gala do at their flagship restaurant. Actors Saswata Chatterjee, Ushoshi, Riya Banik, Subhrajit, Director Arindam Sil of Eagoler Chokh was present at Shiraz Golden Restaurant for the occasion. They were served a specially made phirni in the shape of 75 along with delectable biryani.

Two young men Mohammed Arshad Ali and Ali Hussain came to the city of Kolkata from Bihar way back in 1941 with the dream of gifting the city Mughlai cuisine. They met Mohammed Shamshuddin, who was descendant of Chef to Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, and started off a restaurant at Mullick Bazaar. They named the place Shiraz, after the second biggest city in Iran, which is also famous for its exotic food.

“It gives me immense pleasure to celebrate 75 years of Shiraz. My father late Mohammed Arshad Ali with his partner late Mr Ali Hussain, who started Shiraz, had a dream and I am very proud that we could take that dream forward” said Mr Ishtiaque Ahmed, Partner, Shiraz Golden Restaurant.

If these three people had been alive today they would have been supremely proud of the legacy of Awadhi cuisine that they have gifted this city.

Priyanka Dutta

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