See Who Is Tesla Chief Is Talking To In India
Tesla Chief Elon Musk is a prolific user of Twitter with 103 million followers and he tweets over 30 times a day to all those following him. But there is one person, who can boast of having a candid conversation about plenary conquest with Musk.
Meet Pranay Pathole….
The 23-year-old Indian software engineer from Pune is a friend of the world’s richest man. And their friendship isn’t a recent one. It has blossomed over the years. Mr. Pathole was just a teenager when Elon Musk started replying to his tweets. Mr. Pathole lives with his parents in an upper-middle-class home in Pune. Like Elon Musk, Mr. Pathole is also an ardent user of Twitter. He works in Tata Consultancy Services.
How Did They Become Friends?
It started in 2018 when Mr. Pathole then 19 pointed out a flaw in Tesla’s automatic windshield wipers. And to his surprise, Elon Musk replied “fixed in next release”. It was a software update that the world’s richest man with a net worth of $266 billion was updating for.
Mr. Pathole said that he was blown away by seeing Musk replying to his tweets. Afterward, Elon Musk started replying to Mr. Pathole’s tweets and also private messages with headline-making company updates.
When Did Mr. Pathole Meet Elon Musk?
Mr. Pathole met Elon Musk on his overseas trip to the US for a master’s degree in business analytics at the University of Texas at Dallas. He took sweets for Elon Musk and hoped to get his degree and work experience. He even tweeted a picture of him with Elon Musk and the Tesla Chief liked that picture. Mr. Pathole called Elon Musk an unpredictable guy. Also, he said that he didn’t think that Musk was a troll. Today Mr. Pathole has a six-digit Twitter following due to his connection with Elon Musk.