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Vicram Sharma's secret to keep his vehicle safe: Always treat a car with respect and care

Sharma says he is a careful driver and has never had any mishaps.

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2020, 11.09 AM IST
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Vicram Sharma, director, Baidyanath Ayurved Bhavan has always loved cars and driving.
Vicram Sharma, director, Baidyanath Ayurved Bhavan has always loved cars and driving.
By Shashi Sunny

Vicram Sharma, director, Baidyanath Ayurved Bhavan, says he loves road trips, especially in a roomy sports car.

First car

“I have always loved cars and driving. My father Ramakant Sharma got me my first car when I graduated. It was a two-door silver-coloured Toyota Corona, a sports version. It was a wonderful gift for a young man.

“I have many happy memories attached to the car. My father and I would drive it from our house in Delhi’s Civil Lines to the gymkhana or the golf club. The car was beautiful, and it used to just be the two of us, driving, sharing ideas, making conversation. That’s a precious memory I will always have with that car.

“After completing my schooling, I moved to England for further studies. But my father wouldn’t keep a car for more than four years, so I think he gave it away.”

Name for my car

“I like the name Iris for my Land Rover. I think it’s a beautiful name for a beautiful car.”

Favourite car scene from a movie


“I find car chases in movies super thrilling. Some of the best sequences are in the James Bond films, and I have enjoyed all of them. I like the way they film these sequences, especially the way James Bond drives his signature Aston Martin.”

Current cars


“I have always liked sports cars, especially the big ones. I don’t like small cars, which make me feel boxed in and unsafe. I currently own a Land Rover Discovery Sport, Mercedes E Class, and an S Class. I use them all depending on my mood. I don’t reserve any one car for any particular occasion.”

A car I admire

“The Bentley Mulsanne. It is a gentleman’s car, as classy as they come, and if you drive up to a prestigious event in it, there is no doubt you will make a big statement.”

Car talk


“My favourite auto talk companion is my brother, Harsh Sharma. He is a walking-talking encyclopaedia on cars. What Harsh doesn’t know about cars is not worth knowing. My sister Pushpanjali is also a car afficionado. In fact, she and Harsh are both seasoned rallyists, so they have a lot to talk about when it comes to cars and driving.”

Respect your wheels

“I am a careful driver and never have had any mishaps. My advice would be to always treat a car with respect and care. If you listen to your car — both literally and figuratively — it will tell you everything you need to know, just by the way it moves and sounds.”.

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