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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pays tribute to former president and veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee who passed away at an army hospital on Monday, at his residence in New Delhi.

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In this file photo, former president Pranab Mukherjee with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and other leaders at the closing ceremony of ‘Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg’, an (RSS) event to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for Swayamsevaks, in Nagpur.

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In this file photo, former president Pranab Mukherjee with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at the birthplace of RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat salutes after hoisting the Tricolour on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day, at RSS headquarters in Nagpur.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, right during the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, performs the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the god Ram, watched by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, right, and others in Ayodhya.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat interacts with various religious leaders attending the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of the Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses during ‘Sangh Samagam’ on the second day of his five-day visit to Jharkhand, at Ranchi College Football ground.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat arrives to addresses the ‘Sangh Samagam’ on the second day of his five-day visit to Jharkhand, at Ranchi College Football ground.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat (C) during an event to release a book, 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay (It’s time to understand Gandhi)', in New Delhi.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat offer prayers during the inauguration ceremony of new Gujarat State Headquarter building, in Ahmedabad.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat seeks blessings at Hariharpura Math in Hariharpura near Chikmagalur, Karnataka.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during a meeting at Sharda Vihar in Bhopal.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat seek blessing from Guru Devraha Baba in Mirzapur.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat offers prayers at Lord Hanuman temple, Vindhyachal in Mirzapur.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat releases a book after inaugurating 'Anugraha Varsha', a permanent exhibition on the life and teachings of Mahaswami of Kanchi, at a school in Chennai.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat attends the Makar Sankranti Utsav in Moradabad.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat greets a farmer during the inaugural program of a new campus of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, in New Delhi.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during a function in Indore.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagawat addresses during Poorva Vidyarthi Maha Sammelan in Hyderabad.

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Rashtriya Swaysevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat gestures as he speaks during the Geeta Prerna Festival at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Rashtriya Swaysevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, Union Minister Smriti Irani, Swami Gyananand and others during the Geeta Prerna Festival at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and mathematician Anand Kumar during the inaugural function of 7th International Principal's Education Conference (IPEC) 2019, in Nagpur, Maharashtra

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses a press conference after the Supreme Court pronounces its verdict on Ayodhya land case, in New Delhi.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during Maharashtra Assembly elections, in Nagpur district of Maharashtra.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses an intellectual meet in Bhubaneswar.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat (C) along with HCL founder and chairman Shiv Nadar (second L) during Vijayadashami Utsav 2019, at RSS, headquarter, in Nagpur of Maharashtra.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat along with HCL founder and chairman Shiv Nadar during Vijayadashami Utsav 2019, at RSS, headquarter, in Nagpur of Maharashtra.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat offers prayers to 'shastras' (weapons) during Vijaya Dashmi celebrations by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Bal and Shishu volunteers in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the release of a report tittled "Status of Women in India" in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks during the release of a report tittled "Status of Women in India" in New Delhi. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat is also seen on the stage.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat garlands an idol of Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami festival in Kozhikode.

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A woman ties 'rakhi' to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in Nagpur.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses during the three day National Convention of Laghu Udyog Bharti, in Nagpur of Maharashtra.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pays homage to a statue of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader K.B. Hedgewar during the 73rd Independence Day celebration at RSS headquarters, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat feeds cows during a funtion at Sudama Kuti Ashram, in Vrindavan.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat offer prayers at Raman Reti Ashram, in Mathura.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, along with Juna Akhara's Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Avdheshanand Giri and Baba Ramdev, attends the Shodasi Samaroh (a tribute paying ceremony) of Swami Satyamitranand Giriji Maharaj in Haridwar.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat offers prayers to Lord Hanuman during 'Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatra', in Nagpur

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the first phase of the general elections, in Nagpur.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat (L), Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti chief Jagadguru Hansdevacharya (C) and Pejawar Mutt's Vishweshwar Tirth Swami during 'Dharma Sansad', called by Vishwa Hindu Parishad during Kumbh Mela 2019, in Allahabad.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti chief Jagadguru Hansdevacharya at Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'Dharm Sansad' during the Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Baba Ramdev (L) attend Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'Dharm Sansad' during the Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Baba Ramdev (L) attend Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'Dharm Sansad' during the Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses saints and seers during 'Dharm Sansad' called by Vishva Hindu Parishad during Kumbh Mela 2019, in Allahabad.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presents books to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during a meeting at Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat leaves after offering prayers at 'Akshayavat' during Kumbh Mela 2019, in Allahabad. Bhagwat is in Allahabad to attend 'Dharam Sansad'.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat during a condolence meeting for RSS thinker Devendra Swaroop, in New Delhi.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses during a condolence meeting for RSS thinker Devendra Swaroop, in New Delhi.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the concluding function of week-long celebration of the Silver Jubilee function of Prahar Samaj Jagruti Sanstha, in Nagpur.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at the birthplace of RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Thursday, June 07, 2018.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses during the "Hunkaar Sabha" organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to mobilise support in favour of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Shankracharya Vasudevanand Saraswati (C) addresses during the "Hunkaar Sabha" organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to mobilise support in favour of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, while RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Sadhvi Rutambara look on, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cheif Mohan Bhagwat at a programme in Thane.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and others release a book during 'Aayurved Bhushan Award' organised by Sandu Aayurved Gaurav Samaroh 2018, in Nagpur.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat greetsNobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi during Vijay Dashmi function at RSS headquaters in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat with Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi during Vijay Dashmi function at RSS headquaters in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses the Vijay Dashmi function at RSS headquaters in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses after the release of a book on Madan Mohan Malaviya, in New Delhi.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevek Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the Saksham Rashtriya Adhiveshan, in Jaipur.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat leaves after a meeting with RSS workers in Ajmer, Rajasthan.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during a book release function in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during a book release function in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP National President Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during a book release function in New Delhi.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks on the last day at the event titled 'Future of Bharat: An RSS perspective', in New Delhi.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks on the 2nd day at the event titled 'Future of Bharat: An RSS perspective', in New Delhi.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat with other leaders at the event titled "Future of Bharat: An RSS perspective" in New Delhi.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the event titled "Future of Bharat: An RSS perspective" in New Delhi.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagawat addresses the 2nd World Hindu Congress, 2018 in Chicago

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagawat with Bollywood actor Anupam Kher at the 2nd World Hindu Congress, 2018 in Chicago.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat offers prayers at Sai Baba temple, in Shirdi.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat (R) with senior BJP leader L K Advani during an all party condolence meeting organised for former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in New Delhi.

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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi during former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cremation with full state honour, at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries during the cremation of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Rashtriya Sthal in New Delhi.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks during the 72nd Independence day celebration Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra in Bengaluru.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat arrives at Harihar Ashram, in Haridwar.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat arrives to meet Avdheshanand Giri Maharaj, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of the Juna Akhara, in Haridwar.

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RSS Mohan Bhagwat after visiting former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee at AIIMS in New Delhi.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at the closing ceremony of ‘Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg’, an (RSS) event to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for Swayamsevaks, in Nagpur.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and other leaders at the closing ceremony of ‘Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg’, an (RSS) event to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for Swayamsevaks, in Nagpur.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at the closing ceremony of ‘Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg’, an (RSS) event to mark the conclusion of a three-year training camp for Swayamsevaks, in Nagpur.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at the birthplace of RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at the birthplace of RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at the birthplace of RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute at Dr Hedgewar Smarak, RSS headquarters in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is also seen.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat (centre) at a recent event

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and Sarkaryavah Bhaiyaji Joshi during the inaugral session of three-day crucial meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses the volunteers during 'Samrasta Sangam' event in Agra.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the Sangh-Samagam in Varanasi.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at an RSS meeting in Patna.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat unfurls the national flag on the occasion of 69th Republic Day at a school in Palakkad.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat being honoured during an inaugural function of Swami Vivekanand Cancer Hospital in Darbhanga.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat attends Nagar Ekatrikaran Conference in Darbhanga district, Bihar.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), or the National Volunteers Force chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses a mega public rally in Guwahati. According to an official of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), more than thirty thousand volunteers take part in the gathering that is reportedly the largest ever gathering of RSS cadres in Northeast India where their chief Mohan Bhagwat attends the mega rally.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat with Hindu spiritual leaders

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