Mindy Kaling honours late mother with daughter's middle name

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E! News is now reporting that Katherine Kaling's middle name is Swati, in honour of Mindy's late mother, Dr. Swati Chokalingam, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2012.

Actor Mindy Kaling has welcomed her daughter.

The news comes amidst a big week for "The Office" alum.

As of the time of writing, Mindy is yet to confirm the birth of her daughter, and her comments surrounding her pregnancy - which was first confirmed in August - have been few and far between. News that the pregnancy was "an unexpected surprise" earlier, a source told People.com later that Kaling had "just started telling her friends" about her pregnancy, but was staying mum on the identity of her baby's father.

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In an interview with "Sunday Today", Kaling said she was "really excited" to be a mother, joking that she was most looking forward to guiltlessly judging the parenting styles of others.

Kaling's hit show "The Mindy Project" was inspired in part by her mother's years as an OBG/YN.

"I just think that she's ready and I'm very happy for her because I have a daughter that's turning 25 and it's just the greatest thing in the world!"

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