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On Thursday, Trinamool Congress MP Aparupa Poddar gave birth to a baby girl. Poddar incidentally is a two time MP from West Bengal's Arambagh area.

In a video posted by the Free Press Journal's Prema Rajaram, her husband Mohammed Shakir Ali can be heard explaining that the baby's nickname would be "corona" -- as she has been born amidst this difficult time.

The proud father also requested Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to aid them in choosing a proper name for the baby.

In a video clip accessed by FPJ's Prema Rajaram, the new mother can be heard saying that she, as well as her family and her husband are "very happy".

In another video, the new parents can be seen interacting with the baby.

Like in many parts of the country, in West Bengal too, children acquire an official name as well as a nickname that friends and family then proceed to use. The new baby is yet to get her proper name as the proud parents have sought Mamata Banerjee's help is choosing it.

The novel coronavirus outbreak has inspired many baby names, and there have been a few other children who have been named Corona. There was a set of twins named Corona and Covid, and another named Lockdown. In another strange incident, a new born in Uttar Pradesh was named 'Sanitizer' last month.

"Whenever people will talk of Corona, they will remember that it was Sanitizer that saved them," his father had been quoted as saying by reports.

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