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Ram Nath Kovind

Low-caste Hindu leader Kovind sworn in as India’s president

NEW DELHI: Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as India's president Tuesday, becoming just the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind was elected to the largely ceremonial position last week with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India's parliament and state assemblies. Kovind, accompanied by his wife, paid respects early Tuesday at a memorial dedicated to India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi. "I grew up in a mud…