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November 29, 2016
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Poor Kid From India Builds Life of Glamour and Charity

Vince Bucci Photography

REMEMBERING HIS ROOTS: Mani Bhaumik (center), shown at a recent UCLA fundraising event, has given generously to his alma maters in the United States and India and to a foundation that helps poor students attend college for free.

Mani Bhaumik was an impoverished teenager in the 1940s when he spent a week in Mahatma Gandhi’s compound. Mr. Bhaumik’s father had abandoned a subsistence-level teaching job to join the fight for India’s freedom from British rule and had...

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