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8 June 1969 |
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Other names||World Rider|
|Occupation||Filmmaker, Writer, Screenwriter|
Bharadwaj Dayala from the city of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India is the first Indian to complete a solo tour around the world on an Indian-made Karizma motorcycle. Youngest son of Rama Rao Dayala and Kusuma achieved this feat without any sponsors or support.
Dayala started his world tour on motorcycle from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India on April 2, 2006 flagged off by the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Y.S. Rajashekara Reddy. He then flew from Mumbai along with his bike to Tehran, Iran. From Tehran he started riding on international roads on his motorcycle traveling through Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Canada, the US, Australia, Indonesia and Bangladesh. After riding across 5 continents, 14 countries and 47,000 km in 18 months, he reached home on October 2, 2007.
On 4 December 2013, Dayala was felicitated by Prince of Dubai Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtom for his "exceptional achievement" in global travels and for his "enduring commitment to promoting goodwill, friendship and cultural understanding around the world."
All India Road Safety Ride:
In 2004 Dayala traveled all over India campaigning for the Road Safety creating awareness among the young riders about the importance of the road rules.
On 15 March 2014 Dayala initiated and lead the biker movement called Vande Maataram. A large group of riders traveled to all 29 states of India meeting and motivating the youth to participate in the General Elections that were conducted during April/May 2014. This energized the youth and many participated in voting for the first time.
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- "Bharadwaj Dayala: Around the World in 18 months". Ride till I die. 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
- "Kicking life into higher gear", The New Indian Express (Visakhapatnam ed.), Chennai, p. 19, 21 December 2013
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