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Suu Kyi to visit India in November

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New Delhi: Myanmar's iconic pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will visit India for nearly a week next month, her first trip to the country after a gap of nearly 40 years.

Suu Kyi will deliver the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture here Nov 14, official sources said here Thursday.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had extended an invitation to Suu Kyi to visit India when he was in Myanmar early this year.

Myanmar's opposition leader was conferred the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1992.

Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy, was under house arrest in Myanmar for almost 15 of the 21 years from July 20, 1989 until her release Nov 13, 2010.

Her connection to India goes back to her youth when her mother, Khin Kyi, was appointed ambassador to India and Nepal in 1960.

Suu Kyi studied in the Convent of Jesus and Mary School, and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi with a degree in politics in 1964.

IANS

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