This private dinner was held on 07 June 2014 at India House, Pretoria, by His Excellency Mr Virendra Gupta, High Commissioner of India and his wife Mrs Veenu Gupta.

Honoured to have been¬†only one of two South African couples invited to the prestigious evening! The Chief Minister was amazingly humble and warm on the freezing evening! ūüôā

Exchanging a few words with Ajay Gupta again as usual was a great pleasure. I last chatted to him in 2007, when I had no idea who he was! He remains a very simple person who honoured all the elders at the dinner with greetings showing pranams (hands together as in prayer) to each!

(Updated Disclaimer: I have no direct or indirect association with Ajay Gupta, and merely did know him as a regular guest of the High Commissioner of India)