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Arin Paul

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"Though Mitra’s case was different because it was a heart attack, I shudder to think what would have happened if an accident occurs in one of these studios. With no professional medical practitioner in attendance, things became difficult."
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Interview in Indian Express on Studios of Calcutta(2009)

 
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