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President Kovind speaks to Sharmistha, inquires about her father Pranab Mukherjee's health

IndiaTimes Monday, 10 August 2020
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday spoke to Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee and inquired about the health of her father Pranab Mukherjee, who is hospitalised after being tested positive for coronavirus.
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