According to sources from Tihar jail, Raja and Kalmadi were allowed to use telephone in jail to wish their family members a Happy New Year. Even the special prisoners were served delicious food on the day.
Parathas, pulao, vegetable curry with paneer, kheer, halwa, puri and special sweets from Tihar officials were served to the two VIP prisoners.
Officials said only "well-behaved" Tihar prisoners were allowed to greet their family members and friends on the New Year eve and it seems that the only "well behaved-prisoners" in Tihar jail were - Kalmadi and Raja. [Major events, top news of 2011]
Raja - the former Telecom Minister was arrested and was sent to Tihar in Feb 2011 over his alleged role in 2G spectrum scam.
Meanwhile Kalmadi - Congress MP from Pune and the sacked chief of Organising Committee (OC) of Commonwealth Games 2010 (CWG 2010) was put in the jail in Apr 2011 over his alleged involvement in irregularities believed to have been done during the Games which was organised for the first time in India.