Doda, Nov 21: A youth from Doda area of Chenab Valley in Jammu division has converted a scrap Maruti 800 into a mini Thar.
Mubashir Ahmad Wani (28), son of Abdul Lateef Wani, a resident of Thathri village of Doda, after working on scrap Maruti car has made a mini Thar out of it.
While talking with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Mubashir said that since childhood, he was fond of cars and it was his dream that one day he will drive a mini Thar.
“After struggling very hard for years, I wasn’t able to earn so much money so that I could purchase a Thar and my dream would come true,” he said.
“I am a mechanic by profession and when I realized that I won’t be able to purchase Thar, so I started working on a scrap car in January this year. I was expecting that I will convert it into Thar in three to four months, however, due to COVID-19 lockdown I was not able to get some important things required for its manufacturing,” he said, adding that after lockdown restrictions were eased, he bought required things and converted Maruti car into a Mini Thar.
He said that his cousin Mohammed Akram helped him a lot and it took him around 1.5 lakh rupees for the same and finally he converted his dream into reality.
He said that Deputy Commissioner (DC) Doda and Sub-Divisional Magistrate of his area visited his residence and congratulated him, however, there was no financial support from their side so that he could work on such projects in the future as well—(KNO)