Anand Mahindra salutes woman who drove her Thar from India to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup

Anand Mahindra the chief of the multinational conglomerate Mahindra Group is known for being an avid Twitter user. He shares various interesting posts and his opinions on the social media platform. Most recently the Mahindra boss shared a post saluting the efforts of a woman who traveled from India to Qatar in a Mahindra Thar just to see Messi play in the FIFA World Cup Championship 2022.

Anand Mahindra via his personal Twitter account shared the video of Naaji Noushi who made the journey from India to Qatar. He said, “Glad I waited before sharing this video. With Argentina’s & Messi’s triumph, her epic journey was a triumph too! I salute Naaji Noushi & her intrepid spirit of adventure. Thank you for your confidence in the Thar. A car that cheers people with courage & curiosity about the world.”

Naaji Nooushi, a mother of five hailing from Kerala, drove from India to Qatar in her Mahindra Thar in order to witness Lionel Messi in the FIFA World Cup 2022. She is a huge Messi and Argentina fan and she is also an avid driving fan as well which is why she took on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Naaji decided to flout all expectations and go on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Naaji also documented her entire journey from India to Qatar on her social platforms.

Anand Mahindra salutes woman who drove her Thar from India to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup

The Messi fan commenced her 3000km long road trip from Kerala and her first destination was the Mumbai port. Upon reaching Mumbai, she and her Mahindra Thar boarded a ship to Muscat Oman. From there Muscat she began the journey to Qatar. She travelled to Abu Dhabi the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and then crossing the entire Middle Eastern desert she reached Salwa, Saudi Arabia. From there she entered Qatar and completed her final leg by reaching Doha.

Naaji had an Omani driving license which after reaching the country she converted it into an international driving license and started her journey. She shared her entire journey on her YouTube and other social media channels and along the way met a ton of people who appreciated her efforts, Anand Mahindra being one of them.

The choice of wheels that she made for this unique adventure was a Mahindra Thar. The Thar is currently one of the most popular lifestyle off-roader in the country and has amassed massive sales. Recently it has been reported that Mahindra could be taking the covers off of the five door iteration of the Thar on 26th of January, 2023.

Also recently a completely camouflaged test mule of the 5-door Thar spotted testing. This time around the vehicle seemed to be in a production ready spec. From a design perspective the SUV looks identical to the outgoing three version albeit it has been stretched a little to accomodate the two extra doors. In terms of the powertrain the five door SUV The SUV will be powered by the same 2.0 litre turbo petrol and 2.2 litre turbo diesel engines but, unlike the regular Thar, these engine would be offered in a different state of tune.