Anand Mahindra gifts Thar to Sakshi Malik after popular demand on Twitter

Anand Mahindra gifts Thar to Sakshi Malik after popular demand on Twitter

Wrestler and Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik could soon be seen on Rohtak roads, driving a custom-built Mahindra Thar. After her win at the Olympics, Sakshi has been breaking the internet. Anand Mahindra, who’s quite active on Twitter found himself besieged with requests for a reward recognizing Sakshi’s medal willing performance.

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The Chairman of Mahindra was quick to ran a Twitter ‘referendum’ with the hashtag #TharForSakshi. In no time, people started tweeting their support for Mr. Mahindra’s gesture, and he quickly got Vivek Nayar – the Chief Marketing Officer of Mahindra – on-board to build a customized Thar for Sakshi.

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The champion effort

Sakshi Malik

Wrestler Sakshi Malik of Rohtak, Haryana, fought back brilliantly from 0-5, to end up overwhelming her opponent with a final score of 8-5. This stupendous performance gave Sakshi the Bronze medal – India’s first medal in the Rio Olympics.

The vehicle

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The Thar is one of the company’s most recognizable vehicles, and is a global icon for it features the timeless Civilian Jeep (CJ) 5 design. Soon after independence, Mahindra got its foot into the automotive business by assembling Willys jeeps. The automaker is still known as a Jeep maker who builds some of India’s best selling SUVs.

 


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