Anand Mahindra Meets Former Harvard Classmate Bill Gates, Shares Autographed Pics

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  • Bill Gates meets Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra in Mumbai, discusses collaboration for social impact.
  • Gates gives Mahindra an autographed copy of his book, “The Road Ahead.”
  • Gates also meets Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das to discuss financial inclusion, payment systems, microfinance, and digital lending.

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, met Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra today in Mumbai when he was in India and gave him an autographed copy of his book. Bill Gates’ note to Anand Mahindra and a photo of their meeting were both posted by Anand Mahindra.

Interestingly, the two renowned businessmen did not discuss IT or any business-related matters during their meeting. Instead, they explored ways in which they could collaborate to enhance social impact and make a positive difference in the world. Mahindra wrote on Twitter, “Good to see Bill Gates again. And, refreshingly, the entire conversation between our teams was not about IT or any business but about how we could work together to multiply social impact. (Though there was some profit involved for me; I got a free, autographed copy of his book).”

In his book “The Road Ahead,” American business magnate Bill Gates wrote a note for his “classmate” Anand Mahindra that said, “To Anand, best wishes to my classmate. Bill Gates.” Netizens were curious to know more about their relationship and speculated if they studied together at Harvard University.

During his visit to India, Bill Gates also had a meeting with Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das at the central bank’s regional office in Mumbai on Tuesday. The two held talks on various subjects, such as financial inclusion, payment systems, microfinance, and digital lending.

Following the meeting, Das tweeted, “Had an excellent meeting with Bill Gates on financial inclusion, payment systems, microfinance and digital lending, etc.”

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In his blog post last week, Bill Gates announced his upcoming visit to India, stating that he will be returning to the country after a long time. Despite having spent considerable time in India in the past, during which he undertook a range of activities, from inspecting sanitation facilities to visiting an impoverished village, Gates has not visited India since the onset of the pandemic. He expressed his eagerness to witness the progress made by the country in the intervening period.

In his blog post, Bill Gates praised India and expressed optimism about its future. According to him, the country has shown that it is capable of addressing major issues, even amidst a multitude of global crises. Additionally, Gates commended India for its innovative approach, which he believes ensures that solutions are made available to those who require them. He noted that this approach has made India a leader in the field of innovation on the global stage.

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