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“Bahubali” star Rana Daggubati is set to be the grand marshal of this year's India Day Parade in New York, to be held Aug. 20. (IANS photo)

Rana Daggubati, the star of the recent massive hit, “Bahubali 2: The Conclusion,” will be the grand marshal at the 37th India Day Parade in New York, to be held Aug. 20.

The gala banquet is set for Aug 21 at the Royal Albert’s Palace in Fords, New Jersey.

General Dalbir Singh Suhag, retired chief of the Indian army, and actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who also featured in “Bahubali 2: The Conclusion,” will be the parade’s chief guests, announced Ramesh Patel, Indian American chairman of the Federation of Indian Associations of New York, and Andy Bhatia, president of the organization.

The guests of honor at the parade include Prof. Anand Kumar, a noted Indian mathematician; Ajit Mody, chairman of the New York-based Rajbhog Foods; and Captains Kshamta Bajpai, Sunita Narula, Indira Singh and Gunjan Agarwal, along with the entire cabin crew of the Air India flight, which went down in aviation history books as the first and the longest non-stop flight between Delhi and San Francisco, (9,500 miles), which was piloted, serviced, managed and guided by an all-women crew.

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