We are sure that several things have warmed the cockles of Amitabh Bachchan’s heart in his glorious life and career. But newspaper baron Anant Goenka’s recent gift ranks somewhere on top of the pile. Bachchan had once written a blog about a Ford Prefect, his first family car in Allahabad. His young friend Goenka read it and tracked down the same vintage model, brought it to Mumbai from Mysore, restored it and painted it here.
Goenka then drove it to Bachchan’s house with the original number plate: 2882. “This is an incredible gesture. No one has EVER EVER done anything like this for me! I am so overwhelmed with gratitude and emotion,” Bachchan states. Goenka sweetly says since they are both “petrol heads, this was an easy gift”.
An exciting Sunday spent with a man I admire… whose work ethic, passion for his craft, meticulousness and attention to detail are inspiring. We all have lots to learn from him. https://t.co/RDAnVBC7sz pic.twitter.com/ofzJqUHVIS
— Anant Goenka (@anantgoenka) March 9, 2020