Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday paid a brief visit to the city to attend a family programme at Howrah.
After arriving at the N S C Bose Airport, the President left for Howrah where he attended a programme at a close relative’s place. Mukherjee spent 1 hour 15 minutes at the relative’s house at Kasundia area. He did not speak to the media persons present there.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met the President at the RCTC Helicopter Ground. Earlier, Governor K N Tripathi, state Agriculture Minister Purnendu Bose and other officials received the President at the airport. He left in the afternoon.