Bhubaneswar: Graceful film actress of yesteryear Waheeda Rehman will walk down memory lane to recall here iconic literary roles in the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet 2019 beginning from January 11. Waheeda will be engaged in conversation with Gita Gopalakrishnan

The 3-day lit-fest, which will be held here in the XIMB auditorium in the campus, will inaugurated by Indo-Anglican poet Jayanata Mohapatra. Writers of eminence Ruskin Bond, Ravinder Singh, Mitra Phukan, Prajwal Parajuly, Nabina Das, Kishwar Desai, Pritish Acharya, Hussain Haidry, Jayanat Kripalani and Aatsihs Taseer will be engaged in conversation in the Meet. Odia writers Kamalakanata Mohapatra, Jatindra Nayak, Dash Benhur, SN Sahu, Pramita Satapathy, Sucheta Mishra Gourahari Das, Abhiram Biswal, Nivedita Mohanty will also feature in the event. Thespian Ananta Mohapatra will be in conversation with Ileana Chitaristi, Monica Nayyar Patnaik and Nicholas James to elicit their opinion about Odia culture and its influence on outsiders.

Rekha Bhardwaj will enthrall the lit-lovers with her much-loved melodies in Tere Ishq Mein on the concluding day. Abijit Ganguly present stand-up comedy in Comedy Hour on the opening day.