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MS Dhoni will be shareholder in drone startup Garuda Aerospace

MS Dhoni has also been chosen as the company’s brand ambassador. “To have him as a part of the Garuda Aerospace family is honestly a dream come true,” CEO Agnishwar Jayaprakash said.

Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been chosen as the brand ambassador of drone startup Garuda Aerospace, announced the company on June 6. He will also be one of their shareholders.

Chennai-based Garuda Aerospace had recently announced its plans to support agriculture. The company said in April that it was working on a model to sell drones to village-level entrepreneurs or pesticide and fertilisers retailers.

MS Dhoni, himself, has also ventured into farming. He owns a farmhouse in Ranchi, where organic fruits and vegetables are grown.

MS Dhoni said that he was delighted to become a part of Garuda Aerospace. “(I) look forward to witness their growth story with the unique drone solutions they have to offer,” the company quoted him as saying in a press note.

Garuda Aerospace CEO Agnishwar Jayaprakash said, “To have him as a part of the Garuda Aerospace family is honestly a dream come true,” Jayaprakash added. “Mahi Bhai is the epitome of dedication and I firmly believe that having Captain Cool on our Cap table adds tremendous value which will motivate our team to perform better.”