Dwarkesh Thakkar, the runaway son of a millionaire oil trader who survived by washing utensils and cleaning leftovers in Shimla for nearly a month, has received an internship offer from none other than Anand Mahindra, the chairman of the Mahindra Group.
Dwarkesh wanted to prove his worth to his parents and made headlines when he was rescued by police in Shimla, while he was washing utensils and slept on a pavement in Shimla.
Mahindra took to Twitter and wrote, “Doing a Sunday catch-up on my reading. I admire this young man. He wanted to strike out on his own. He may seem just like an eccentric runaway, but he could also be tomorrow's successful, independent entrepreneur. I'd be happy to offer him an internship at @MahindraRise !
Doing a Sunday catch-up on my reading. I admire this young man.. He wanted to strike out on his own. He may seem just like an eccentric runaway, but he could also be tomorrow's successful,independent entrepreneur. I'd be happy to offer him an internship at @MahindraRise ! https://t.co/0QnFG0ZyDz— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) November 10, 2019
In an interview with TOI, Rakesh Thakkar, the father of Dwarkesh said, “Dwarkesh has just one aim — to make it big on his own one day.”
Rakesh Thakkar also expressed how hard-working and honest his son is, “he took around Rs 1250 in his pocket and he spent around Rs 1070 on tickets and bought a water bottle for Rs20. When I met him last week in Shimla, he (Dwarkesh) duly returned the remaining Rs 160 to me. He had nothing else with him. This shows his hardworking nature and survival instincts,” the father added.
However, Dwarkesh is still undecided about his future, “It is a great opportunity for me and I will definitely take it up if I can get in touch with anyone from the company,” he said.
Dwarkesh left home around October 14 and went to Shimla from Delhi. He was found sleeping on the road and that's when the cops, who were holidaying in the hill station, found him. He made money and survived by washing utensils at highway dhabas.