As Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as the 13th President, a band of his friends in a corner of Bengal today recalled with nostalgia the days spent with him.
Our friendship never waned though Pranabda quit college in 1968 to join active politics as a member of Bangla Congress, said Mahadev Sinha, Principal of Bidyanagar College here in South 24 Parganas district where Mukherjee had begun his career as a lecturer in political science and history on 8 August, 1963.
To him and a few others there like Prodyut Kumar Mondal, now a retired professor of the college, Mukherjee is but a phone call away.
We often speak to Pranabda over phone. He spoke to us even when he was contesting the presidential poll. He wants to know even small details about the college. His memory is remarkable, they noted.
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