Pollachi: The stage is set and preparations are in full swing, as US President Donald Trump is soon going to arrive for his maiden state visit to India. While the government has ensured a grand welcome for Trump, citizens too are trying of innovative ways to impress him. Also Read - Namaste Trump: After Stops in Ahmedabad, Agra, US President Arrives in Delhi
One such example is of a 90-year-old master tailor from Tamil Nadu’s Pollachi who has a surprise gift for the US President during his two day visit to India — a white khadi shirt stitched by him. Also Read - From 'Namaste Trump' to Taj Mahal Visit, Donald Trump Set For Grand Welcome in India Today
The tailor named, V S Vishwanathan thought of the gift idea after seeing Trump on television many times and in photographs and has expressed confidence that the US President would accept it and appreciate his gesture. Also Read - ‘Matter of Great Pride as US First Lady Melania Trump Will Join Happiness Class,’ Says Sisodia
The shirt has been sent to the Prime Minister’s Office in Delhi, marked to the U.S. Embassy.
In the past too, Vishwanathan had gifted such shirts to various political leaders, including former Tamil Nadu Chief Ministers, the late K Kamaraj and C N Annadurai and also former President R Venkataraman.
Vishwanathan, who once ran a tailoring shop has retired now due to old age and at present, he trains budding tailors free of cost.
US President Donald Trump, along with wife Melania and daughter Ivanka will arrive in Ahmedabad today for a 36-hour-long India visit. With this visit, Trump will be the seventh US president ever to travel to India and the first one to land in Ahmedabad.