President invites Nawab of Najafgarh home

Published: Wednesday, August 11, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Star cricketer Virender Sehwag is among a host of eminent personalities who would be attending the 'At Home' function to be hosted by President A P J Abdul Kalam on Independence Day.

Official sources said Sehwag, who is the only Indian to have scored a triple century in Tests, had been invited for the function to be held at the picturesque lawns of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Kalam started the practice of inviting eminent sports personalities for tea from this year's Republic Day function.

The 'Nawab of Najafgarh' would be accompanied by his wife, Aarti.

As many as 2,500 people gather at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of the 'At Home' function including eminent bureaucrats (both serving and retired), top police officials, noted journalists, politicians and diplomatic corps.

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