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Indian president presented Barack Obama a photo-biography on Mahatma Gandhi by Peter Rühe

Indian president presented Barack Obama a photo-biography on Mahatma Gandhi by Peter Rühe

The Times of India, 8 November 2010

By Himanshi Dhawan

NEW DELHI: The three-day whirlwind tour of US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle came to a fitting end with a grand banquet hosted by President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday evening.

Obama takes back with him not just the experience of India but memorabilia of a leader he has evoked several times in the past three days. Patil presented the US president with a bust and two books on Mahatma Gandhi including a photo-biography by German Peter Ruhe and `The Life of Mahatma Gandhi' by US journalist Louis Fischer. The Obamas were also gifted a painting of the couple by an artist.


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Comment by Steve Palmer on November 16, 2010 at 22:41
Dear Peter after recently seeing a copy of your book ' Gandhi' in a library I ordered a copy knowing it was written and produced with care and love for the subject.
I am pleased to hear President Obama now has a copy.
Thank you for all your on going work.
Comment by Balamurali Balaji on November 9, 2010 at 13:52
It is a great honour for our Peter! My heartiest greetings to you, Peter.
Comment by Dipak Dholakia on November 9, 2010 at 8:56
Dear Peter, Congratulations. Obama rightly deserved the gift containing your book. This is a token of the recognition of your dedication to the mission of Gandhi.
Comment by Arch on November 9, 2010 at 4:34
Congratulations Peter! That is indeed a great honor that your work is now part of the Presidential collection.

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