Elon Musk's Taj Mahal tweet prompts mother Maye to share anecdote from 1954.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s mother, Maye Musk, shared an interesting anecdote about the billionaire’s grandparents who flew to the Taj Mahal on their way to Australia from South Africa in 1954.
Maye Musk said that Elon’s grandparents, Joshua Haldeman and Wyn Haldeman, were the only people to complete this trip in a single-engine propeller plane, without a radio or GPS.
Maye's tweet came after the world's richest man expressed his fondness for Indian architecture.
Elon Musk replied to a tweet on the facade detail of Agra Fort: “It is amazing. I visited in 2007 and also saw the Taj Mahal, which truly is a wonder of the world.”
To this, his mother, a model and dietician, said: “In 1954, your grandparents flew to the Taj Mahal from South Africa, on their way to Australia.
The only people to ever do this trip in a single-engine propeller plane, without a radio or GPS. Their motto ’Live dangerously…. carefully.’”
She also shared photographs of her parents in which her mother, Wyn, can be seen posing in front of the iconic Taj Mahal, which is often touted as one of the wonders of the world.
In another undated picture, Elon Musk’s grandfather, Joshua, can be seen standing in front of a single-engine propeller plane.
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