Kolkata, June 29 President Pranab Mukherjee, who completes his five-year term next month, on Thursday sounded a tad emotional at a programme here as he pointed out that it could be his last visit to Kolkata as the head of the state.
“This may be my last visit to Kolkata in my capacity as the President of the Republic of India,” Mukherjee said at the inauguration of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of P.C. Mahalanobis at the Indian Statistical Institute.
Mukherjee, who came to the city as a student, later joined as a teacher in a college on its outskirts.
His long political innings also began in the city as a leader of the Bangla Congress.
After taking over as the country’s 13th President in July 2012, Mukherjee has made repeated trips to the city to attends various programmes.
He also has two houses in Kolkata.