Anil Kumble rings Nasdaq closing bell

Share  ·   Comment   ·   print   ·  
A file photo of former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble.
PTI A file photo of former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble.

Indian cricketer Anil Kumble rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange here yesterday to commemorate India’s 66th Independence Day.

Kumble was accompanied by members of the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), which is one of the largest umbrella organisations of the Indian community in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Kumble is the chief guest at the annual India Day Parade, organised by the FIA.

Actor Saif Ali Khan is grand marshall of the parade, which will run through 10 blocks in Manhattan on Sunday.

Kumble said it is an honour for him to represent India at the closing bell ceremony at Nasdaq.

“There is a lot of representation in Nasdaq from India and thanks to the Indian community that a cricketer is here to ring the closing bell,” Kumble said.

Every year, thousands of New Yorkers throng Manhattan’s Madinson avenue to watch the parade, which showcases the culture and heritage of India as well as the contribution of the Indian Americans in the country through colourful floats and dance performances.

Last year actress Rani Mukherjee was the grand marshall of the parade.

(This article was published on August 18, 2012)
XThese are links to The Hindu Business Line suggested by Outbrain, which may or may not be relevant to the other content on this page. You can read Outbrain's privacy and cookie policy here.


This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Telecom makes a comeback. Higher tariffs, growing number of high-end users and increase in data revenues are ringing in better times »



Recent Article in Stocks

Rail stocks rally 14% as Govt notifies FDI norms

Rail stocks today gained as much as 14.3 per cent after the Government notified liberalised FDI norms for the sector, permitting 100 per... »

Comments to: Copyright © 2014, The Hindu Business Line.