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October 19, 2012

Silsila at Rashtrapati Bhavan

 Vol. 6 | issue 7 | August 2012
Silsila at Rashtrapati Bhavan
pranab da meets rekha
EVER since Pranab Mukherjee has taken over as President of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan is full of life. Every day, we learn, scores of dignitaries visit. Two special visitors recently  were film star Rekha and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The idea to visit the President was floated by V Narayanasamy, Minister for Personnel and Training, during the Vice-Presidential elections. Rajya Sabha MPs Rekha and Sachin had come to cast their vote. Narayanasamy spoke to Rekha in Tamil and suggested she should visit the President. And, so they did. Pranab da met them for over 40 minutes and spoke at length. He gave a full lecture on the importance of Rajya Sabha and its role in Indian society and politics. Rekha and Sachin were impressed by the knowledge of the President. At the end, Rekha asked Pranab Da, have you seen any movie of mine. Pranab Da replied that he had not seen a film for a long but recollected having seen “your one beautiful film Silsila”.  Life goes on…

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