This 19-year-old Mumbai boy built a Car from Scratch and YouTube Videos was his only Teacher – Prem Thakur’s Inspiring Story! 1


YouTube is a great place to learn something. While YouTube videos can enlighten us on almost any topic, only a small percentage of YouTube users apply the knowledge to create something beneficial. Prem Thakur falls in the category of such persons. Prem is only 19-year-old. But the feat that this young boy from Navi Mumbai has achieved would leave many established engineers behind him in terms of accomplishments. Prem Thakur has built a car from scratch just by seeing a few YouTube DIY (Do-It-Yourself) videos. And, the car actually works quite efficiently! India is full of talents and they can do real wonders if they get proper guidance. Above all, motivation plays a very important role. Prem comes from a family whose gross income is quite less to meet all the basic necessities. He is lucky enough to receive motivation and support from his parents, else, another Indian talent would have gone into darkness!

Family support and motivation played a key role for Prem Thakur

Prem Thakur is a commerce student and lives in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai with his parents. Although Prem is studying commerce, he still aspires to become an automobile engineer one day. His father is a rickshaw driver and earns about Rs. 15,000 per month. The meagre earnings of the family, however, couldn’t stop the young boy to realize his dreams.

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Prem Thakur developed a huge fascination for cars during his childhood days. As he gradually grew up, the enthusiasm multiplied few folds. When the 19-year-old boy expressed his wish of making a car by himself, the first and the only obstacle that appeared was money. With the monetary support from his parents and grandmother, Prem was able to fulfill his aspirations.

“My father got me a computer when I was 12. Since then I have used the internet to learn all sorts of things, including a Buggy Car,” reveals Prem.




Building a car from scratch! Prem Thakur made it possible!

Prem Thakur’s impressively designed buggy car is built entirely from scratch. It makes use of an old sedan’s engine and was built in only 4 months. The buggy car even has a couple of features like a cool side-blinkers, a music system with USB port. Almost Rs. 2.5 lakh has been spent to built the car.

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“I have built this buggy car from scratch, using an old sedan’s engine,” says Prem.

One of our readers tells us, “I have seen the car. It has got a very beautiful and a unique design. When I got to know that the car was built from scratch, it took me by surprise. A car from scratch! I was literally dumbfound when I came to know that the buggy car was built by a 19-year-old boy just by seeing some videos on YouTube!”

Prem Thakur desires to run his car on a race track and wants to see how he can further improve the functionalities of his car. He also aspires to become an automobile engineer one day. Prem has a strong willpower and determination. With these qualities, we are quite sure he would go a long way and fulfill all his dreams!

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