On Friday at 11 am, IST, the BMW Guggenheim Lab will host one of India’s most beloved figures. Cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar will make a special visit to the Lab’s main site at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum for a conversation about growing up in Mumbai.
Tendulkar was born in Mumbai in 1973, and in 1988, at just fifteen years of age, he made his cricket debut playing for the city. In that first match he became the youngest Indian to score a century during a first-class debut, and from these auspicious beginnings, Tendulkar has skyrocketed to the heights of Indian and international cricket. He has appeared in six World Cups for India and helped lead the team to a victory in 2011. Tendulkar holds the record for the highest number of aggregate Test runs, with a current total of 15,470 runs—an accomplishment he has described as the greatest achievement in his nineteen-year career.
Tendulkar is actively involved in philanthropy; in particular, he works with the Mumbai-based NGO Apnalaya, which sponsors urban community development projects in Mumbai. He is also a member of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of the India.
We are excited to welcome Sachin to the Lab and to learn from his experiences. The event is free and open to the first 400 members of the public to arrive. We hope to see you there!
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