Kolkata welcomes Brazilian football legend Pele

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Legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele smiles after unveiling his own statue during an interactive session with the students at the NSHM Knowledge Campus in Kolkata. (REUTERS Photo)

Legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele smiles after unveiling his own statue during an interactive session with the students at the NSHM Knowledge Campus in Kolkata. (REUTERS Photo)

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Atletico De Kolkata Co- owner, Sanjib Goenka presents the Atletico De Kolkata jersey to Brazilian football legend Pele. (Subhankar Chakraborty/ HT Photo)

Atletico De Kolkata Co- owner, Sanjib Goenka presents the Atletico De Kolkata jersey to Brazilian football legend Pele. (Subhankar Chakraborty/ HT Photo)

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Pele the football legend is unveiling his statue during an interactive session at a college campus in South Kolkata . (Subhendu Ghosh/ HT Photo)

Pele the football legend is unveiling his statue during an interactive session at a college campus in South Kolkata . (Subhendu Ghosh/ HT Photo)

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Pele's 75th birthday being celebrated ten days in advance in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, Oscar winning Indian composer AR Rahaman and former Indian cricketer and Atletico De Kolkata's Co-owner, Sourav Ganguly. (Ashok Nath Dey/ HT photo)

Pele's 75th birthday being celebrated ten days in advance in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, Oscar winning Indian composer AR Rahaman and former Indian cricketer and Atletico De Kolkata's Co-owner, Sourav Ganguly. (Ashok Nath Dey/ HT photo)

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Legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele (L) kisses the hand of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a ceremony at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. (REUTERS Photo)

Legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele (L) kisses the hand of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a ceremony at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. (REUTERS Photo)

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Pele meeting AR Rahman during his visit to the City of Joy. (Ashok Nath Dey/ HT Photo)

Pele meeting AR Rahman during his visit to the City of Joy. (Ashok Nath Dey/ HT Photo)

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Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly (L) speaks as legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele looks on during a facilitation ceremony at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. (REUTERS Photo)

Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly (L) speaks as legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele looks on during a facilitation ceremony at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. (REUTERS Photo)

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