'I don't use perfumes and am cut off from 'chic' world': Indira Gandhi’s letter to JRD Tata goes viral

'I don't use perfumes and am cut off from 'chic' world': Indira Gandhi’s letter to JRD Tata goes viral

In the typewritten letter, Gandhi thanked Tata for gifting her perfumes. She mentioned that she didn't know much about the 'chic' world.

A letter written by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to industrialist JRD Tata has created a buzz on social media. The letter was written on July 5, 1973.

In the typewritten letter, Gandhi thanked Tata for gifting her perfumes. She mentioned that she didn't know much about the 'chic' world.

"I am thrilled with the perfumes. Thank you so much. I don’t normally use perfumes and am so cut off from the ‘chic’ world that I do not even know these, but will certainly experiment with them," the former PM wrote in the letter.

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"It was good to see you. Please do not hesitate to write or to come and see me when you want to convey any views — favourable or critical," she said.

The letter concluded with good wishes to Tata and his wife.

The letter was shared by industrialist Harsh Goenka on Twitter. "A very personal letter exchange between a powerful Prime Minister and a giant industrialist. Sheer class ! #Tata," Goenka tweeted.

The post has gone viral on the microblogging platform. Netizens were impressed with Gandhi's simplicity and felt nostalgic about the times when letters were written on typewriters.

One user said, "The fragrance of INDIANNESS still prevails." Another wrote, "That was an amicable personality of yester years …!!!!"

A third user posted, "Just A Personal Touch…We Need to Learn & Follow some Basic Communication With Loved Ones to remain in touch." Yet another added, "Letter writing was not just a source of communication, it was a personal touch which left behind memories for ever....lets write a letter atleast once in a month to our loved ones."

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