Ratan Tata hands over keys to first Nano owner Ashok Vichare

Ashok Ragahunath Vichare  has become the world's first owner of the Nano, the much awaited 'people's car' at a function in Mumbai.

Tata Motors, chairman Ratan Tata, handed  the keys to the first three customers of the Nano at the function which marked the beginning of the process of delivering the car to the first 1-lakh customers. (View Ratan Tata presents keys of the first Nano video)

Tata said he hoped that the  Nano would bring the pleasure of motoring to those who will be buying their first car as also to those who currently own a car but want a modern environment-friendly city car.

Vichare has bought a Tata Nano LX (lunar silver), the top-end model.

A customs officer, Vichare said it was a dream come true and he planned take his family for a drive on the newly-opened Bandra Worli sea-link for a drive in it.

Another other who took delivery of his car at the function was HDFC Bank employee Ashish Balakrishnan who said he was yet to receive his driving licence. Balakrishnan, too, said he anted to take the Nano for a drive on the recently inaugurated Bandra-Worli sea link though he would have to be driven till he received his licence in the next 45 days.