Malayalam Superstar Mammootty shows interest to buy India's first Maruti 800

Malayalam Superstar Mammootty shows interest to buy India's first Maruti 800 New Maruti Suzuki 800
author image Nikhil Puthran
Tuesday 28 April 2015, 08:19 AM

A while ago we had reported the sad plight of India's first Maruti 800 lying unused in Delhi's lane. The vehicle owned by Harpal Singh had been lying unused for more than a year owing to the ban enforced on old vehicles in Delhi had further made it difficult for his children to maintain the vehicle.

Malayalam Superstar Mammootty shows interest to buy India's first Maruti 800

Maruti Suzuki had shown interest in buying the car back from the family owing to its historical importance. The newest one to show interest in the vintage car is the Malayalam movie superstar Mammootty, who is an avid car lover and is the proud owner of about 369 four wheelers. The actor showed interest on hearing about the poor state of the car and has indeed also requested Maruti Suzuki to allow him to buy this vehicle.

Mammootty

Speaking more on the occasion, Mammootty said to Mathrubhumi, “This is not just a car; this is the four-wheeled miracle that brought vehicle revolution to the common man. I still remember the day car was handed over to Harpal Singh and the news that followed with it. This vehicle had become the superstar then. There may be many reasons that the owner's children can give, but it is our responsibility to protect it. I'm ready to buy it; not for me, but for the future generation, to remind them that India started moving with this car.”

Source: IBT

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