Bill Gates visits India

IEO NewsDesk Photo Feature

William H Gates III, CEO of Microsoft Corporation, visited the Indian Prime Minister, Deve Gowda, as part of his visit to India as state guest.
The Indian PM had invited Bill Gates to visit India when the two met at Davos recently.

Bill Gates with the Indian Finance Minister, P Chidambaram. Mr.Chidambaram's recent budget removed all import duties for software, giving Gates reason to smile.
The world's richest man and the Finance Minister of India - Is India's fiscal deficit anywhere near Gates' net worth?

Gates shakes hands with one of the winners of the Microsoft "Imagine the Magic" contest. Meeting Bill Gates was part of the prize.
Gates awarded prizes to the 8 winners chosen from over 40,000 contestants of the age group 8-18 years.

Bill Gates and Microsoft India country manager Rajiv Nair address a press conference in New Delhi.
Gates is not only the Microsoft CEO, he is also the company's best salesman and most effective PR person... and his visit to India is essentially a PR move.

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Report dated: 4th March, 1997

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