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PM Modi hosts farewell dinner for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee

The dinner was attended by President-elect Ram Nath Kovind, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, senior ministers, and various Opposition leaders. Photograph: (ANI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 23, 2017, 05.37 AM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a farewell dinner on Saturday for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee. 

The dinner was attended by President-elect Ram Nath Kovind, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, senior ministers, and various Opposition leaders, PTI reported. 

At the dinner, Modi presented Mukherjee, who leaves office on Monday, with a memento. 

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News reports said Mukherjee, 82, had no less than 25 engagements to go to in his last 72 hours in office. 

On Sunday, Mukherjee will be given a farewell by MPs in the Central Hall of Parliament. 

Mukherjee, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces, was given a farewell by the Chiefs of Staff Committee on Friday, PTI reported. 

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