Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan during the opening ceremony of university cricket championship in Mumbai-PTI

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan during the opening ceremony of university cricket championship in Mumbai-PTI

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan during the opening ceremony of university cricket championship in Mumbai-PTI

On Friday, March 27, President Pranab Mukherjee graciously went to Atal Behari Vajpayee’s residence to confer upon him the nation’s highest award, the Bharat Ratna.

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