Taj more stunning than I expected: Zuckerberg after low-key visit

  • Hemendra Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, Agra
  • Updated: Oct 27, 2015 18:33 IST
Mark Zuckerberg at the Taj Mahal in Agra on Tuesday. (Facebook)

Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg made a nondescript visit to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday and later said “it is even more stunning than I expected”.

Zuckerberg, who hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month at the Facebook headquarters, is scheduled to hold a Townhall question-and-answer session at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi on Wednesday.

“I’m in India for our Townhall Q&A tomorrow (Wednesday), and I decided to visit the Taj Mahal. I’ve always wanted to see this… It is even more stunning than I expected. It’s incredible what people can build -- and what love can motivate us to build,” Zuckerberg posted on Facebook along with his picture in front of the monument of love.

I'm in India for our Townhall Q&A tomorrow, and I decided to visit the Taj Mahal. I've always wanted to see this.It is...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

In his low-key visit to the Taj Mahal, Zuckerberg visited Agra without any security profile around noon and left around an hour later, unnoticed by the local media.

“It was not an official visit, which is often notified by the additional district magistrate (protocol). As such, we had no information about the visit” Ram Ratan, conservation assistant for ASI at the Taj Mahal, said.

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