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October 31, 2010 by PranayGupte
By Pranay Gupte

(Published in The Hindu, India, November 1, 2010)

 

I’ve met several American presidents during my long journalistic career, but I never met John Fitzgerald Kennedy, one of my political heroes. I was a schoolboy in Bombay – now Mumbai – when he was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963. I was younger still when Kennedy was elected in 1960 as the 35th president of the United States. He was 46 years old, the first Roman Catholic president of th...