A Twitter photo of Anand Mahindra sitting beside Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates in a group meeting in 1997 reminded Mahindra and Mahindra chairman of a funny story about the meeting.
A Twitter user on December 22 shared a black and white screengrab from Netflix documentary 'Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates' where Mahindra is seen sitting next to Gates.
In a series of replies, Mahindra revealed that the photo was taken during Gates' first visit to India in 1997.
"Thank you for sharing, because this meeting was in '97 during Bill's first-ever trip to India & I had no record of it since there were no cell cameras at the time," Mahindra tweeted.
"Funny story from that meeting: When Bill entered, he said 'So I believe we were at Harvard at the same time?' I said 'Yes, we never met, but I have a grudge against you'.
"His (Gates) team froze, thinking they had arranged a meeting with a wacko!
"Bill kept his cool and asked: 'Why the grudge?' I replied: 'My daughter asked which of my college classmates were now famous & when I told her your name, she said: 'What a loser you are Dad!' So thanks to you, I'll always be a loser to my kids!' We had a big laugh at that..." Mahindra further tweeted.
Billionaire Gates had dropped out from college to focus on building Microsoft.
M&M earlier this week announced that Anand Mahindra will step down as the executive chairman of the company as part of a succession plan. Mahindra will become the non-executive chairman of the board, effective April 1, 2020.
With inputs from IANS
First Published: IST