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Lalu Prasad turns 71

Patna, June 11: Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad turned 71 on Monday. Out on bail over health issues after being convicted in three fodder scam cases, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief celebrated the day with much fanfare. There was festivity all around the sprawling bungalow here at 10, Circular Road, where he resides along with his family. The house was decked up with fresh flowers as party leaders and workers from different parts of Bihar visited and greeted him, and wished him a long life. They presented him seasonal fruits like Litchi, Jardalu and Malda mango. Supporters were seen beating drums outside the residence as they distributed sweets. (IANS)