Updated February 29th, 2024 at 23:51 IST

'Dolly Chaiwalla' On Viral Video With Bill Gates: 'Didn't Know Who He Was'

Nagpur resident Sunil Patil, popularly known as 'Dolly Chaiwalla', whose video with Microsoft founder Bill Gates went viral, said he didn't know who he was

Reported by: Digital Desk
Dolly Chaiwala with Bill Gates in picture | Image:Instagram
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Nagpur, Feb 29: Nagpur resident Sunil Patil, popularly known as 'Dolly Chaiwalla', whose video with Microsoft founder Bill Gates went viral, on Thursday said he did not recognise the billionaire businessman initially.

Gates, who is on a visit to India, on Wednesday shared a video on Instagram with Patil, a popular tea seller in Nagpur, and praised India's innovation culture. The video was shot in Hyderabad.

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"In India, you can find innovation everywhere you turn, even in preparation of a simple cup of tea," the tech titan and philanthropist said in a post shared along with the video.

Talking to the media at his roadside tea stall near the old VCA stadium in the Sadar area, Patil said he was not aware who the gentleman (Gates) in the video was and just made tea for "a person from abroad" as told to PTI.

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"Only the next day when I returned to Nagpur (from Hyderabad) that I realised to whom I had served the tea," he said, adding Gates liked the aromatic beverage prepared by him.

Patil informed he was not aware that he was being taken to Hyderabad for a shoot with the legendary American entrepreneur.

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Dolly Chaiwalla expressed his wish to one day serve tea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Published February 29th, 2024 at 23:51 IST