I consider person #madeofgreat is someone who is known for his exceptional qualities and who has made a huge impact on your lifestyle and has something very missionary which brings youthful energy and positive in around the atmosphere. Everyone has some or the other person in life who is the idol and has all the mentioned qualities. In my life too, I have my lovely Grandfather who has made a very huge impact with his self belief and giving me strength to move up the ladder and undeniably #madeofgreat.
I consider him #madeofgreat quality due to his excellence achievement while completing his duty of thirty years in PWD department as an employee. He retired with outstanding record and never indulged in corruption or dishonest behaviour. In fact it was due to this attitude he was one of the senior most respected person who was considered part of decision making process. I love my grandfather for his service to humanity and putting family, friends, and work as his first choice. One of the instances which I feel proud of him is he saved life of many animals and specially stray dogs and still make sure that they get the right treatment. He always tries to help environment and motivate people to go green and plant trees in the surrounding community. His ideology means to have discipline in life and never give up attitude. I love his quality of treating everyone in an equal way and no bias on basis of sex or race. He does not believe in reservation and always motivated my grandma to not leave the education and even stressed her to get a degree and finally she become a teacher.

Here is a small one on one interview which will inspire millions of young people as my great grandfather talks about himself and his life.

My father tells me about many of instances about my grandfather about how he kept our family together and fulfill their needs at time of financial crises in the family and was successful in every situation and gave everyone education and fulfill everyone needs. Now he is retired person and gets a very less pension but I found it really amazing whenever someone knocks the door for some charity or money, he is always there to give some part of money and never let them go empty handed. I have seen him going regularly to Gurudwara to clean the nearby temple and distributing bread and food to the poor every month which shows how great he is and this really makes me proud of my grandfather. I admire him as a perfect role model for his dedication to family and work.He has impressed me by his excellence to maintain a professional approach both in his personal lifestyle.

Do watch out this video and tell me about what you think of Tata Motors association with Lionel Messi? 

Answer in the comments below. The best answer gets a rewarding Rs 750 voucher.


  1. Umang, the story of your grandfather is very nice! Really loved reading it. He is definitely #madeofgreat.

    Coming to the association of Tata Motors with Lionel Messi, I would say that 2 giants in their fields are coming together! Lionel Messi is one of the top rated and popular football players in the world. Tata Motors on the other hand is also a well established and renowned brand.

    I am quite sure that their partnership will be a long lasting one and definitely be beneficial to both.

  2. Hey Umang,

    The story of your grandfather is an inspiring one. Hope we had more government officials like him in our Country to make it a better place to live. Really appreciate your coming forward to sharing the same. Hoping to read more from you in future.

    My answer to your question: The person you choose to write about for #madeofgreat campaign is the perfect choice in my opinion. So is the association of Messi with Tata Motors, because both of them are committed to deliver 100 percent every single time. These two are behemoth brands which have dedicated themselves to perfection in their respective fields for years and years now.

    It is no coincidence that Messi himself drives a range rover which is a product of Tata Motors now. The brand has been known for its trustworthiness, simplicity, durability and reliability for decades now, A tie-up with legend like Messi whose commitment to his team and ability to deliver whatever is necessary every single time will take the value and goodwill which company has developed since 1945 to a whole new level of awesomeness. The fact that it took 16 months of efforts to get Messi in the driver's seat says a lot about how difficult it is to chase world's most gifted footballer. Hoping to see this association foster into a long term relationship.

    Messi reflects the Trust the soccer fans all around the world put on him while so does Tata Motors for the automobile enthusiasts across the country. Both of them have achieved feats unparalleled and have stood far apart from all their competitors, hope that this association turns out to be a value addition for both the sides. Cheers !!!!

  3. This is indeed a great video and I am really inspired by your grandfather story.I wish I could meet him someday.

    My answer to your question: Messi with Tata Motors is one on one best combination ever as they both are commited to their fans and have respect for them. I like the simple approach,their approach towards their work and commitment.As to the question of Lionel Messi I am of the opinion that Tata’s were greatly lucky to have found the real gem of a person for their brand campaigning. Nothing could have done justice with their brand like Lionel Messi.Both are right sync for each other and I can see them in long distance relationship and make a deadly combination which will ensure that common man can easily can connect with them.

  4. The story of a Legend in himself – that’s how I will describe it in a short sentence. Very well written with words and a video clip which enhance the simplicity yet greatness of the Person. Salutations and very happy for you to have got inspired and bringing out your best in life. I am sure you are very proud of him.

    My answer: Tata is a name which any and every person can rely on for its honesty, commitment and perseverance. Lionel Messi is a legend who has carved his name in history books with total dedication to the game, simple living and improvisation which is seen with each game he plays. The association of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi as their Brand Ambassador will definitely give an edge to the Tata group over its competitors solely because the brand Ambassador also holds the same reputation of not letting his fans down ever, like Tata Motors who have given the best to the world over the decades. Its an exemplary association par excellence.

    You can choose my answer as the Voucher winning comment if you feel I described it all well.. :) Please remember to post it on the Indiblogger contest page today.

  5. Hey Umang
    Indeed a nicely written post. I wish you good luck for the contest
    Here is my answer
    The association of Tata Motors with Lionel Messi is that of two greats. Lionel Messi has been exceptionally talented who with his hard work, determination and sacrifices has got better and tougher in his chosen sport so is the Image, reputation and quality of TATA Motors that have transformed brilliant ideas into masterpieces of engineering and created a brand and products that we are so proud of as Indians. Lionel Messi has transformed his body and the mind body co-ordination into a masterpiece of precision and excellence it would not be wrong to say that Lionel Messi is the TATA Motors of sports where as TATA Motors is the Lionel Messi of vehicles both giants in their own spheres driven by the drive to excel and lead by example. So Lionel Messi is the best choice for becoming the brand Ambassador for TATA Motors

  6. Your post describes #madeofgreat so well that it has winner written all over it. Good luck for your entry.
    Here is my answer.
    Like minds think and act alike looking at the track record of TATA Motors it has stood the test of time and built a business that was built using bricks of hard work on a foundation of trust. Authenticity, reliability, simplicity, as well as its commitment to innovation are the trademarks of brand TATA Motors. These same qualities are present in Lionel Messi who with his immense talent has made a mark for himself on the international football field .Facing all hardships he has worked hard toiling on the fields and in training sessions facing injuries and pressure to come out trumps and be a winner. Thus these two greats Lionel Messi and TATA Motors are made for each other .There association is a bond of two legends
    In case you pick me a winner my email id is : princess09hema@gmail.com
    Fingers crossed :)

  7. Your post defines #madeofgreat to the hilt. Goodluck for the contest
    My answer is:
    Authenticity, reliability, simplicity, as well as its commitment to innovation are the pillars of strength on which TATA have built a brand that has put India on the global map. It is a brand that has stood the test of time just like Lionel Messi who tackles opposition on the field with his skill,agility,strategy,brilliance and raw power to reach and score a goal so has been the track record of TATA motors who has become a brand leader and a global giant. These qualities make TATA Motors and Lionel Messi perfect partners who stand for the same set of values thus Lionel Messi is the perfect brand ambassador to represent TATA Motors.
    Hope my best to be a winner here; do contact me for the prize at mahima2014j@gmail.com
    fingers crossed

  8. Your grandfather is truly an inspiring figure! Such a rich life story that is #madeofgreat.. thanks for sharing the video - this was a unique way of presenting his story to your readers :)
    Reg your question, well I feel that the partnership between Tata Motors and Lionel Messi is perfect because Both brands have built themselves on pure excellence. they will continue to create things that will inspire all of us.. they are both #madeofgreat and being together, they are unbeatable :)

  9. Your post defines #madeofgreat in an awesome manner.Very well written and interesting post indeed.
    My Answer
    Tata Motors is a brand that makes durable vehicles, with its MADE IN INDIA mark makes every Indian proud. It is a brand seen globally as Trusted, Reliable, Innovative and at the forefront of technology. In its journey since inception it has overcome all odds, competition, and adversities with grit and determination. These same qualities are associated with Lionel Messi who was very talented and hardworking from a very early age. With each game that he played he kept improving his skills and built a career to become one of the best player of professional football. There qualities make both TATA Motors and Lionel Messi giants who perfectly compliment each other and Lionel Messi the right and perfect Ambassador who stands for the same values that TATA Motors does.

  10. Such a nice gesture to record the interview.It gave me an insightful view to your grandfather's greatness.
    Now about the answer it's a amazingly great relationship between Lionel Messi,a global phenomenon who is #madeofgreat and Tata Motors who tend to make great things. I think it will impact both of them positively. People will know the story behind the hardworking man Messi and applaud Tata Motors for choosing him.
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  11. Yours is a very well written post your .Its is a very nice description of #madeofgreat
    TATA Motors is a brand associated with performance, endurance and excellence. These words are also synonymous with Lionel Messi who plays as a forward and weaves his magic on the football field.Just as Lionel Messi is considered the best footballer in the world ,TATA motors which is Indias premier automotive manufacturer gives wheels to the people of India with its wide range of vehicles. Both believe in excelling in whatever they do and set examples for others to follow. They compliment each other as both are reliable trustworthy and leaders thus Lionel Messi is the natural choice as the brand ambassador of TATA Motors

  12. This is a brilliant post, all the best to you :)
    When it comes to impact and impacting millions of lives, Yes, we can see both Tata Motors and Lionel Messi being the pioneers here. While the very name Tata is enough to make us go back to all our history books where we have seen there hardly is a comparable name that has contributed so much to the society in such an ethical manner, the very name Messi conjures up images of a boy-man who has turned the world upside down with his talent, determination, discipline and never-give-up spirit. The compatibility between the values they both share is intense and that is the reason this partnership works perfectly.

    With a concern for the society at large,everything that Tata has done has inspired us to dream big, conquer the world and pour all our energy back into the society to do good and inspire good. By facing his demons, Messi has done the same. He enjoys a God-like status in the world today because he dared to dream, achieved the sky and still hasn't lost his humanity a bit. He is still a child at heart and he gives back with his multiple philanthropic activities just like Tata does!

    Talk to any person in India, ask them about the companies they admire the most. Tata is right there at the top. This name is beyond bottomline, spreadsheets, return on investment and share price. It is equivalent to soul of India-soft, kind, diverse, dynamic, eternal. Just like that Messi has emerged as not just another football player but someone whose very life is an inspiration, whose personal struggles are a template for others to emulate and who has morphed into an eternal legend.

    While it would take eons to write about what makes Tata Motors and Messi great, as their list of achievements is too long for us to even skim over, suffice to say that this partnership is for the ages. As they say, some things are made in heaven :)

    Thank you for this opportunity.
    -Richa Shailendra, lovelyricha1@gmail.com

  13. Inspiration,

    These are not mere words but a part of our soul. Not just the ones that we carry around in our individual bodies but that supreme soul that binds us all together in this universe. That is why we teach our children values and morals so that these little pockets of our souls do not die away. But when we look around at our modern day lifestyle and society,it leaves a lot to be desired, right? Wrong :) I would say,as long as we have even 1 shred of humanity left,there is a ray of sunshine and that is what we see here.

    I am inspired by your story just as I am inspired by the stories of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi. As I said above about humanity and ray of sunshine, it is very few icons left in this world who make me feel that way. Both Tata and Messi definitely make it to this short list.

    When we talk about Tata Motors,we talk about the pride that every Indian feels because this is our truly global brand, a brand with a soul, with every product made to help us fly. This is a corporate behemoth that has not amassed its fortunes at the cost of the little man but by being a part of the very grassroots. The legacy of excellence and giving back to the society selflessly is so ingrained in Tata DNA that it has become part of folklore. Even today,in any Indian home, the moment a son/daughter gains employment in a Tata company, nobody talks about salary or CTC, they just thank their lucky stars that they are a part of Tata family. The very soul of India resides in Tata. Tata Motors has taken these very same values global, making Indians proud of what they represent. 'Look,we represent excellence, with a dollop of old world values, with love and respect' !

    When we look at Messi, we see a boy with dreams in his eyes and a man who has put everything he had in making them come true, and he did! With singleminded focus,dedication and hardwork, he has managed to outdo every obstacle he faced since his birth personally, healthwise and family financial situation wise. Every obstacle became just another step for him to grow and reach up the sky. And still, every time he walks out on the field, he plays with the same agility, alarcity and a a hunger to prove himself as if it is his first game! He hasn't achieved his demi-God status without superhuman efforts.

    When these two demi-Gods of their respective fields come together, there are bound to be fireworks and that is exactly what it is! Purely from a corporate point of view, there are rare instances when we see such a perfect fit form. It can be called a divine sign that a symbol of vibrancy and dynamism like no other has taken shape with the partnership of Tata Motors and Lionel Messi. More than a mere advertising gambit,it is an amalgamation of those perhaps 'lost' values that the world needs more of,now more than ever. Maybe the Gods are finally happy!

    -Anushka Aggarwal