Bill Gates (Founder and chairman of Microsoft Corp.) visited India recently. Although his visit was described as personal, But on Tuesday 4th November, 2008, he paid a surprise visit in our area Uttam Nagar which is in west Delhi. He came along with his father and two sisters. He was also accompanied by senior officials of Eko India Financial Services.
He was here for the demo of a start-up mobile banking project by Eko India Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. He also took time to visit ‘Gupta Medicos’ a shop which is an ‘Eko Relationship Center’ to hear first-hand what they felt about Eko. Mr. Sumit Gupta, Owner of the shop shared his experience with Mr. Gates. Sharp thinker Gates asked some question from Mr. Gupta and after keenly listening to every answer he took notes in his diary.
My friend, Deepak Garg was also there during his visit. Initially, Deepak had helped Mr. Sumit Gupta to understand the Mobile and Online banking concepts when he was new to these technologies.
Gates’s visit in our place shows his down to earth personality for taking the pain and time for visiting a small place like this. It was one great day for Uttam Nagar.