Billionaire Bill Gates was in India on Tuesday, meeting Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali in Mumbai.
Gates, who is an old Harvard classmate of Anand Mahindra and RBI governor Shaktikanta Das, discussed philanthropy with Tendulkar and shared thoughts on children’s healthcare. The legendary cricketer’s Sachin Tendulkar Foundation aims to provide affordable healthcare to underprivileged children.
The Microsoft co-founder also praised Tendulkar’s efforts to improve child healthcare, tweeting a cricketing pun and saying that “working together, we can score a century for progress!” The meeting was organised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which works on a plethora of social and economic issues around the world.
This is Gates’ first visit to India since the Covid-19 pandemic. Expressing gratitude to Gates for the ‘learning opportunity’, Tendulkar tweeted that the world’s problems could be resolved by initiating more thought-provoking conversations.
He said that they were “all students for life” and that “sharing ideas is a powerful way to solve the world’s challenges.”
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