Soon after alighting from his car, Kadakin presented Advani with a bouquet. He then bent down to touch Advani's feet to seek his blessings.
Such a gesture is virtually unheard of in diplomatic circles as most diplomats and heads of state or government only go to the extent of folding their hands in a 'namaste' to wish an Indian leader. Shaking of hands is the norm in such meetings.
The two were engaged in an animated conversation in Advani's sitting room. The envoy also presented Advani a small Ganesh idol.
Kadakin, an Indophile, conversed in chaste Hindi with Advani throughout his visit at the Prithviraj Road-residence.