Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari, made a courtesy call on the Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, at his ancestral historic home, Amir Mahal, in Chennai, on Tuesday. Governor of Tamil Nadu, K. Rosaiah, accompanied Mr. Ansari. 

The Prince hosted a banquet in honour of the VP at the Durbar Hall of the Mahal.

Among those present were K. Rahman Khan, Union minister for minority affairs, G. K. Vasan, Union minister for shipping,  M. M. Rajendran, former governor of Odisha, Justice P. Devadass and Justice Akbar Ali of the Madras High Court, Mufti Salahuddin Mohammed Ayub, Chief Khazi to State government, chiefs of armed forces, diplomats, bureaucrats, police officers, eminent journalists and other prominent residents.