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Look who turned up for Modi's swearing-in ceremony

Last updated on: May 26, 2014 23:22 IST


The who’s who of world politics, Bollywood and business attended the Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday evening.

 Mathura MP Hema Malini and actress Poonam Dhillon at the ceremony.

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Look who turned up for Modi's swearing-in ceremony


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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulates his counterpart Narendra Modi after the oath-taking ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Rahul, Gursharan Kaur and Sharif


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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi looks rather grumpy. Former PM Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur and Sharif watch the ceremony. 

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai


Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Modi shakes hands with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai after taking oath at the presidential palace in New Delhi.

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Salman Khan


Photographs: PTI photo

Bollywood Salman Khan attends Modi's swearing-in along with his father Salim Khan (left). Seated on his right is leading Gujarat businessman Zafar Sareshwala.  

Khan is surrounded by politicians -- Nationalist Congress Party's Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel and Bihar Chief Minister Jitin Ram Manjhi (third row). In the first row, Sonia Gandhi is seated next to former President Prathiba Patil and her husband Devisingh Ransingh Shekhawat. 

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Manmohan Singh


Photographs: PTI photo

Manmohan Singh and wife Gursharan Kaur attend the ceremony. The two were seated near former president A P J Abdul Kalam. 

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Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa


Photographs: ANI's Twitter page

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at Rashtrapati Bhavan for the Modi swearing-in ceremony.

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Sonia and Rahul Gandhi


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Representing the Congress party, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi attend the swearing-in ceremony. 

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Uddhav and Aditya Thackeray


Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray were also in attendance at the ceremony. 

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Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam


Photographs: ANI's Twitter page

Mauritius PM Navin Ramgoolam at Rashtrapati Bhavan to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

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Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay


Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay shares a word with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

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P Chidambaram


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Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram is all smiles as he makes his way to the seating area before the swearing-in ceremony begins. 

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Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel


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The Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel make their way to their seats at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

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Mukesh Ambani


Photographs: Narendra Modi's website

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani, wife Neeta and their son were also in attendance at the ceremony. 

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


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Spiritual leader Sr Sri Ravi Shankar seated in the front row. Seated behind him is the Chief of the Army Staff General Bikram Singh. 

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Vivek Oberoi


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Actor Vivek Oberoi, dressed in a purple jacket, makes his way to their seats. 

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Hema Malini, Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha


BJP MP Hema Malani with husband Dharmendra and another BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha were present at the function. 

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