Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is one of the most popular entrepreneurs around the world and is well-liked. He has more than 78 million followers on Twitter and out of which he himself follows 112 people, one of which is Pranay Pathole from Pune. Yes, thanks to Elon Musk, Pranay Pathole has become a popular name on the microblogging site Twitter. Wondering what’s the connection between a 23-year-old Indian IT professional from Pune and the world’s richest man? So let us know about it in detail.
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In an interview with Hindustan Times, Pranay Pathole revealed that he connected with Musk on Twitter in 2018 when he tweeted about Tesla’s automatic windscreen wipers and the problem with it when it rains. Musk then immediately responded to the tweet, saying that the issue would be “fixed in the next release”.
Four years after Elon Musk first tweeted, the two of them are now friends on Twitter and frequently connect with DMs. Elon Musk is often seen commenting on Pathole’s tweets.
During the interview, Pathole said, “A Reddit user posted a question and I was curious. It was related to automatic wipers. I found it very interesting. I thought I might tweet it to Elon. And if he If he replies, maybe he can consider that feature for Tesla. And, within minutes of tweeting, he had replied! His reply surprised me.”
“When Elon first replied to me, he was the highlight of my life. But now my conversations with him have become very casual. We keep talking via Direct Message (DM) on Twitter.
Commenting on what it’s like to regularly engage with the world’s richest person, she said that Musk is “super friendly. It doesn’t look like you’re conversing with the world’s richest man. To me, it’s like that.” Looks like you’re hanging out with another friend of yours. He’s very forthright and direct. And apparently he’s very active on Twitter because whenever I DM him, I get a reply within minutes.
“Our DM conversations range from topics like making life multi-planetary, why going to Mars is so important for the original existence of humanity. We’ve also talked about his past, his upbringing. He told me That’s how he flew from South Africa to Canada with just $2,000 and a suitcase full of books,” Pathole said.
“Many people send me messages asking how you got in touch with Elon Musk. Please share our messages with them,” Pathole said. The 23-year-old from Pune has garnered a tremendous fan following on Twitter. He currently has 108.7K followers.
Let us tell you that currently, Pathole is working as a software developer for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) but aspires to work with Musk someday. That’s what he said.