Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has finally met his Indian buddy, Pranay Pathole, who is a 24-year-old IT professional hailing from Pune. Pranay works for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) which is India’s top software services exporter. Elon Musk and Pranay Pathole meet at the Gigafactory Texas, after sharing tweets for several years.
Elon Musk and Pranay Pathole Became Friends on Twitter
In 2018, Pathole shared a Reddit user’s comment which complained that Tesla’s windscreen wipers were spilling water on drivers as soon as the car door opens as they automatically began moving. To which, Elon Musk responded by promising that the flaw would be fixed in the next release. Their friendship blossomed since then, during this time Elon Musk and Pranay Pathole have responded to each other on Twitter, exchanged emojis, and chatted on private messages.
— Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) August 22, 2022
This week Mr. Pathole traveled to the United States on his first trip overseas, to begin his master’s degree, where he met Tesla’s CEO. Pranay shared an image with his followers saying; “It was so great meeting you @elonmusk at the Gigafactory Texas. Never seen such a humble and down-to-earth person. You’re an inspiration to the millions.” The picture went viral as soon as it was tweeted with over 53 thousand likes and 2,000 retweets in a single day.
Pranay Father’s Response
Pranay’s father, Prashant Pathole, responded to his meeting with Elon Musk. He said; “A dream come true @PPathole …The feeling of meeting someone whom you have admired for so long, would be nothing less than seeing God …. 🙂 Upwards and onwards from here.. best wishes.” It is pertinent to mention here that most people used to think that Elon Musk is running Pranay’s account. But, Elon Musk categorically denied the rumors and he said that he is not running Pathole’s Twitter account.