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Grand occasion, grander show, grandest gathering

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The Home Minister, T. Devender Goud, is all smiles as he prepares to cut the cake along with the Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu , N. Ram, at the dinner hosted by The Hindu in Hyderabad on Thursday. Photo: Mohd. Yousuf

Hyderabad Nov. 27. The mood was The Hindu, the moment The Hindu as the who's who of Hyderabad raised a toast to the publication at the 125th anniversary celebrations dinner at the grand ballroom of Hotel Taj Krishna here on Thursday night. Warm handshakes, even warmer hugs and compliments and the most eloquent of all expressions that came in a steady stream - bouquets and more bouquets - said it all.

The Managing Director of The Hindu, S. Rangarajan, with a beaming Home Minister, T. Devender Goud, in tow cut the anniversary cake, a luscious chocolate delight with the milestone year etched on it even as the top brass of The Hindu led by the Editor-in-Chief, N. Ram, and the entire gathering broke into a warm applause.



The Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, seems to explain the pain on his shoulder to the Editor-in-Chief, <110>The Hindu <111>, N. Ram, at the celebrations at Shilpakala Vedika in Hyderabad on Thursday . The leader of the Opposition in the dissolved Assembly, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, and the Chairman, Eenadu Group, Ramoji Rao, are seen. Photo: Satish H.

With soothing Carnatic music in the background, the candle-lit dinner was a pleasant affair amid the rustle of Kanjeevarams and smart suits.

An ice carving of the numeral 125 signifying the milestone reached by the publication, melted along with the evening, but the warmth of the occasion stayed.

The Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Bandaru Dattatreya, the Finance Minister, Y. Ramakrishnudu, the Police Commissioner, R.P. Singh, the Additional Commissioner of Police, A.K. Khan, the Chairman, Dr. Reddy Labs, K. Anji Reddy, the Chairman, GVK Group, G.V.K. Reddy, the General Manager, South Central Railway, T. Stanley Babu, a host of luminaries from the scientific and academic worlds, top IAS and IPS officials, including the Principal Secretary, Finance, V.S. Sampath, the Principal Secretary, Revenue, N.S. Hariharan, the DIG, SIB, Gautam Sawang, among others, were present.

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