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Old 15th June 2008, 21:46   #31
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I thought it necessary to bring this to notice. Mr. K.C. Aswath passed away on 11th June. A sad day for all vintage lovers in Bangalore and rest of India wo have known have him.He leaves behind his most cherished possession - Austin 7.

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Here is an interesting story about Poonawala.

Source : RishikaJain.com

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This about Mr. Zavere Poonawala who is a well-known Parsee industrialist in Pune. He had this driver named Ganga Datt with him for the last 30 years on his limousine, which was originally owned by Acharya Rajneesh.

Ganga Datt passed away recently and at that time Mr. Poonawala was in Mumbai for some important work. As soon as he heard the news, he canceled all his meetings, requested the driver's family to await him for the cremation and came back to Pune immediately by a helicopter.

On reaching Pune, he asked the limo to be decorated with flowers as he wished Ganga Datt should be taken in the same car which he himself had driven since the beginning. When Ganga Datt's family agreed to his wishes, he himself drove Ganga Datt from his home up to the ghat on his last journey.

When asked about it, Mr. Poonawala replied that Ganga Datt had served him day and night, and he could at least do this being eternally grateful to him. He further added that Ganga Datt rose up from poverty and educated both his children very well. His daughter is a Chartered accountant and that is so commendable.

His comment in the end, is the essence of a successful life in all aspects:
“Everybody earns money which is nothing unusual in that, but we should always be grateful to those people who contribute to our success. This is the belief, we have been brought up with, which made me do, what I did”.
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A collection in Bombay is chronicled in this 1991 issue of AA Motoring. Never knew we had a Mini Moke in Bombay.

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This article appeared almost exactly 10 years back in the Sunday Express, November 30th, 2003, with familiar faces and cars.

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Also this one from the Economic Times, 22nd Feb, 2002.

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And here is another one, on restorer Prakash Kunthe and the Shroff Jaguar SS100 and a Citroen 2CV. The Jaguar I am told has since changed hands, now in Hyderabad.

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This piece appeared in the Economic Times. We see familiar TBHPians making us proud - Rony, Shasun, Arun and others

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A few cars in a collection in the South

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