New Delhi: Old habits die hard! It has been
more than a year since P Chidambaram took over as Home
Minister but for a top banker he is still the boss.
"Honourable Finance Minister..." thus began State Bank of
India Chairman O P Bhatt in his address while referring to
Chidambaram after receiving the J R D Tata Corporate
As the audience and those on the dais, including
Chidambaram burst into laughter, Bhatt realised his mistake
and sought an apology saying, "Old habits die hard. He was my
previous boss, the best boss I have ever had."
During the speech, later Bhatt again praised Chidambaram
for his leadership and said because of his able guidance as
Finance Minister, the Indian banking system could survive when
the world had faced one of the worst financial crises.