Ashish Balakrishnan's dream came true and then almost turned into a nightmare on Friday evening. He now owns a Nano car but has lost its keys.
At a gala ceremony Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata handed over the keys of the second Nano car to the 29-year-old bachelor who then said: "There are three things in life which one cherishes - to own a house, buy a car and start a family. For me, the second dream is coming through."
And then he lost the keys.
Tata Motors will hand over a duplicate set to Balakrishnan on Saturday. His cousin will drive out the car.
A business manager with HDFC Bank, Balakrishnan had opted for direct full payment for his vehicle. "I hope I can now settle down with a family soon," he said with a smile.