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Legendary calypsonian the Mighty
Sparrow, Slinger Francisco, has been
released from hospital at Queens, New
York, United States.
His family issued a statement yes-
terday confirming the news.
In September, Francisco fell into a
coma and remained warded in hospital
for several weeks.
There were also rumours the Calypso
King of the World had died. His family
said they were pleased by his recovery.
"The family of the Mighty Sparrow,
Dr Slinger Francisco, is pleased to advise
that he continues to improve day-by-
day. He has now been moved from the
hospital where he has been recovering
to a special therapy facility," the state-
It added that Sparrow was scheduled
to undergo physical strengthening and
other medical procedures to improve
his overall well-being.
The family also expressed "profound
appreciation" for the continued best
wishes, prayers and support from the
public for his recovery. They also
thanked doctors and staff for the "pro-
fessional performance" of their duties
and their loving care and attention.
"We will continue to issue updates
as significant items relating to his
progress comes to hand," the statement
added. It was signed by his wife Mar-
Sparrow has been having health chal-
lenges for the past three years, including
surgery in 2010 for a hernia that had
caused him to cut short performances
in Trinidad and in the US because of
pain while on stage.
He has been hospitalised more than
once since then for complications
caused by diabetes.
One of his most recent shows was
on August 5 at the MLK Summer Con-
cert Series hosted by Brooklyn Borough
president Marty Markowitz, at Wingate
Sparrow was in T&T in July, when
he performed at the Mas Camp Pub,
Woodbrook, alongside Black Stalin.
The first Hindu United States army
chaplain, Captain Pratima Dharm, will
be the chief guest at the 27th annual
Divali Nagar which opens tomorrow
and runs to November 1 at the Divali
Nagar site, Chaguanas.
President of the National Council of
Indian Culture (NCIC) Deokienanan
Sharma said the nine-day affair will
feature an expose of Indian art, music,
religion, culture and songs reflecting
the Indian diaspora since its arrival
from the states of Uttar Pradesh and
Bihar in 1845.
"This year's presentation will offer
a show never seen before and we expect
over 100,000 persons to attend, not
only from T&T but the Caribbean, USA,
Canada, Europe and India. Divali Nagar
since its inception continues to capture
the national imagination for its unique
presentation and adaptation," he said.
This year's celebration is dedicated
to the flute-playing Hindu God, Lord
Krishna, whose universal message of
truth, peace and non-violence in the
Bhagvad Gita, is now recognised as the
most cherished and precious gift of
India's heritage and its quintessential
philosophy and ethics, he said.
President Anthony Carmona is
expected to attend the Nagar on Octo-
ber 26 and Prime Minister Kamla Per-
sad-Bissessar is scheduled to be the
feature speaker on the closing night,
Among some of local entertainers
listed to appear are the Petrotrin
Boodoosingh Tassa Group, Jameer
Hosein, Malick United Tassa Group and
the b-mobile Shiva Shakti Dance Group.
President Carmona for
Divali Nagar on Saturday
Erica Lucas, trustee of the
T&T Legion of the Royal
League, pins a poppy on the
jacket lapel of President
Anthony Carmona yesterday
at the Office of the
President, St Ann's, to
Remembrance Day. Michael
Arneaud, left, president of
organisation, and Lucas
visited Carmona to make the
first presentation of a poppy
league. The poppy is use to
raise funds to assist former
servicemen and women who
took part in World War 11.
Remembrance Day, also
known as Poppy Day or
Armistice Day, is an
since the end of World War
1. PHOTO COURTESY THE
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
POPPY FOR PRESIDENT
Captain Pratima Dharm
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