Elon Musk And Mom Get Nostalgic About India Visit And Seeing The Taj Mahal

Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk on Monday recalled his visit to the Taj Mahal more than a decade ago, prompting his mother Maye Musk to share an interesting anecdote about his grandparents visiting India on their way to Australia from South Africa in 1954.

What Happened: Musk was responding to a tweet about his admiration for historical Indian monuments, saying the Taj Mahal was "truly a wonder of the world."

His mother Maye soon chipped in, sharing pictures of his grandparents from 1954 when they visited the Mughal monument in Agra, en route while flying on a single-engine propeller plane from South Africa to Australia. 

"Their motto 'Live dangerously…. Carefully'," she added.

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Maye Musk also shared a picture of herself at the Taj Mahal from a 2012 visit, adding that she didn't "fly in a tiny plane."


Indians Invite Musk to Taj Mahal: The tweet set off a buzz among Indian Twitter users, who wondered if another Musk family trip to India was on the cards. Several of them even took to the microblogging site to invite Musk to visit India.

Joining the slew of people in the replies section was the Indian multinational fintech company Paytm's founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, who asked Musk, "when are you coming here to deliver the first Tesla here at The Taj."
Musk has shown interest in launching Tesla electric vehicles in India but has reported facing regulatory troubles, a claim that India contests.

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