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After Pranab Mukherjee, Tata to share dais with RSS chief

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The RSS today said industrialist will share the stage with its chief at an event to be held here next month.

Last month, former had attended a function of the (RSS) in Nagpur, an event which had become a matter of much debate.

"and will attend an event in on August 24 organised by the Smriti Samiti," a Sangh functionary told here.

The NGO is named after Sangh pracharak

The Samiti has its premises near the Memorial Hospital in and has been serving cancer patients from the facility.

Tata has visited the premises and is aware of the NGO's work, the Sangh functionary said.

The Tata Trusts declined to comment, saying if at all it happens, it will be a private affair of the 81-year-old patriarch.

had earlier on December 29, 2016, paid a surprise visit to the in on his 79th birthday which his then had termed as a "courtesy call".

"We have approached Tata for gracing the occasion of the centenary of our founder Palkar and the golden jubilee of our organisation on August 24. But he has neither accepted our invite nor declined the same. So we are hopeful," one of the secretaries of the samiti told over phone.

The big-ticket event will be held at the Yashwant Natya Nandir in Matunga in central Mumbai, the NGO said.

The over 160-year-old Tata Trusts, which is the largest public charity in the country, has been a supporter of the Smriti Samiti and had initially funded purchase of instruments and other by the orgnaisation, the of the NGO said.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 15:10 IST