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West Bengal Governor M K Naranayanan during a send-off ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. Narayanan demitted office and left for Chennai.

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President Pranab Mukherjee being welcomed by West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan on his arrival at NSCBI Airport in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan shows his ink-marked finger after casting vote at a polling station during the last phase of Lok Sabha polls in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan plays a shot during inaugration of ATP challenger tour in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan inaugurates All India Tennis Association Super Series Junior Tournament 2014 in Kolkata.

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President Pranab Mukherjee, West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan and Defence Minister A K Antony during 48th convocation of Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan exchange greetings with eminent Tollywood Actor Rupa Ganguly during an event, in Kolkata. Ganguly was awarded the life time achievement award.

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Former Hockey player and Olympian Gurbux Singh receives Life time achievement award from West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan for his contribution in sports, during an event, in Kolkata.

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Governor of West Bengal M K Naryanan performs " Dhak (Dram)" during inaguration first Durga Puja in Kolkata.

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Governor of West Bengal M K Narayanan at Presidency University.

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West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan with his wife Padmini (R) and others offer puja at Guruvayurappan temple in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan and State Finance Minister Amit Mitra spinning cotton at Gandhi Ghat, in North 24 Pargana district to mark Mahatma Gandhi's 65th death anniversary.

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President Pranab Mukherjee with WB Governor M K Narayanan during celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Swami Vivekananda's ancestral house in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with a young boy dressed as Swami Vivekananda during 'World Youth Festival' to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

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President Pranab Mukherjee reads a page of the first copy of the new bilingual edition of Geetanjali, presented to him by Governor of West Bengal, MK Narayanan after its release at Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan.

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President Pranab Mukherjee and West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan release a research monograph series 'Modeling of Responsive Supply Chain' during 58th Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh (R) is also seen.

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President Pranab Mukherjee receives a painting from West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan during a felicitation programme in Kolkata. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee looks on.

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President Pranab Mukherjee being received by West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on his arrival at NSCBI Airport in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan with veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee during the annual convocation of Visva-Bharati University at Santiniketan in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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West Bengal Governor M K Naryanan (L) congratulates G D Goutam after administering him oath as West Bengal State Information Commissioner in Kolkata.

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Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and West Bengal Governor M. K. Narayanan at the release of the book "Apne Apne Agyeya" edited by Om Thanvi during a function in Kolkata to mark the Birth Centenary of Poet Sachidananda Vatsayan Agyeya popularly known as Agyeya.

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West Bengal Governor M K Naryanan with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Film Director Rituparno Ghosh during the celebration of "100 years of National Song of India Janaganama-Adhinayaka Joyo Hey" in a programme in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tying Rakhi on the wrist of Governor M. K. Narayanan on the occasion of 'Rakshabandhan' at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M K Naryanan and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (L) present " Banghabhibhushan" award to veteran film actress Supriya Devi (C) in Kolkata on Monday night.

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West Bengal Governor M K Naryanan (L) with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee present the" Banghabhibhushan" award to Veteran Football player Sailen Manna during award giving ceremony at Science City Auditorium in Kolkata on Monday night.

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West Bengal Governor M K Naryanan and Chief Minister Mamta Benerjee present " Banghabhibhushan" award to Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan in Kolkata on Monday night .

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West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan speaks to Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee over an issue raised by opposition leader Surya Kant Mishra (unseen) before his address to the state assembly to inaugurate its budget session in Kolkata.

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Trinamool Congress party leader Mamata Banerjee, left, accepts sweets offered by Governor M.K. Narayanan after taking oath of office as Chief Minister of West Bengal state in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan with the new Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after a swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata.

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M K Narayanan, Governor of West Bengal shows his marked finger after casting his vote during the third phase of Assembly polls in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan (R) comes out after worshiping at Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala.

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West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan and Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta take part in a race during the inauguration of a state level annual Sports Meet 2011 in Murshidabad, West Bengal.

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West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan (R) and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee pay homage to victims of a recent accident in Kerala during the inaugural ceremony of the "Diamond Jubilee Celebration of Calcutta Malayalee Samajam" at Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan with Prof. Yongxiang Lu (R), President of Chinese Academy of Sciences, during the 55th annual convocation of Jadavpur University, in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M K Naryanan and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee during the sewaring ceremony of two ministers at Rajbhawan in Kolkata.

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Kolkata: Union Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee interacting with the media as state opposition leader Partho Chatterjee (L) looks on, after the meeting with State Governor M K Narayanan, at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata. Two crucial constituents of the ruling UPA--Trinamool Congress and DMK--today sought to build pressure on the government to roll back the hike in the price of petroleum products saying it would hurt the common man already reeling under food inflation.

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New National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon with his predecessor M K Narayanan as the former assumes charge at South Block in New Delhi.

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M K Narayanan visits the Shree Krishna Temple at Guruvayoor.

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao shares a light moment with National Security Advisor M K Narayanan during the inauguration of the International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy-2009 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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National security Advisor M K Narayanan and Principal Secretary to Prime Minister T K A Nair come out after the joint session of the Parliament in New Delhi.

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa shakes hands with India's National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan as Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon, left, looks on during their meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also seen is Basil Rajapaksa, a lawmaker and the president's brother. Aid groups and the U.N. appealed to be allowed to survey the aftermath of the final battle of Sri Lanka's civil war and pushed for unfettered access to some 280,000 Tamils displaced from the former combat zone.

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Saturday Sept 6, 2008
Why are these two men looking so happy? National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan and Atomic Energy Commission chief Anil Kakodkar are not normally given to looking so pleased with themselves, but they finally had reason to smile. It was, as the prime minister was to say later, a historic day for India. After days of protracted and hard-nosed negotiations, the NSG adopted a statement on civil nuclear cooperation, effectively ending the nuclear apartheid it had been subjected to for 34 years, since the first Pokhran tests of 1974. The waiver was possible only because of some top-level working of phones by President Bush, the top level American officials and of course their Indian counterparts, as at the very last stages, China had come up with road-blocks. Typically, the waiver has not left the Left and the BJP happy, and there have been cries of 'sell-out' and a 'dark day'. But with this diplomatic triumph, the Congress seems convinced that Singh is indeed the king.  Also See: Indo-US Nuclear Deal

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