Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos was recently on a three-day trip to India. He took some time out to visit the 338-year-old mausoleum of love, the Taj Mahal, with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez. The couple clicked a photograph in front of the Taj Mahal, and the image is doing rounds on social media. By Kumar Shree
The power-couple clicked a photo in front of the reflective pool leading to the white-marble monument. It seems like, this is the favourite photo-op spot for world leaders and celebrities. Earlier, celebs and leaders like Prince William and Kate Middleton have been seen posing right at this spot. While Bezos has been very active on his social media, he choose not to share this image. It landed up on the internet, somehow.
Bezos was on a work-cum-exploration trip to India and we must say, he was on top of his game on both fronts. He kick-started his trip by paying a visit to Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and then went on to fly kites with local kids. “Any day is a good day when you get to fly a kite. #ThankYouIndia,” he captioned the video on Instagram.
He also visited a ‘Silent Delivery Station’ for Amazon in Mumbai and attended a special event called Amazon Smbhav, which he referred to as, “India’s small business summit” in his caption. Not just that, he also sat down for a 40-minute-chat with Shah Rukh Khan and Zoya Akhtar.
Of everything that Bezos did in India, the event that created most buzz was the unveiling of a brand-new fleet of fully electric delivery rickshaws. “Hey, India. We’re rolling out our new fleet of electric delivery rickshaws. Fully electric. Zero carbon. #ClimatePledge,” he captioned while sharing the same. The move falls under Amazon’s global Climate Pledge, announced in September 2019.
Bezos also said that the company will invest one billion dollar in India to digitise small and medium businesses. He also declared his aim of exporting ‘Made in India’ goods worth 10 million dollars by 2025.