Washington. US President Joe Biden jokingly talked about a possible ‘India connection’ during his first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. He said this while recounting an incident about a man with the Biden ‘surname’ who wrote him a letter in 1972 when he was first elected senator.
Biden recalled being in Mumbai when he was the US Vice President in 2013, saying he was asked if he had any relatives in India. The US President said, “I said I was not sure about this, but when I was elected for the first time in 1972 at the age of 29, I received a letter from Mumbai from a person with the ‘Biden’ surname” .”
He told that the next morning the press told him that there were five Bidens living in India. Elaborating on this, Biden jokingly said, “There was a Captain George Biden in the East India Tea (Tea) Company. Which was difficult for an Irishman to accept. I hope you get the joke. He probably stayed there and married an Indian woman.
Biden said, “I could never trace him, so the whole purpose of this meeting is to help me solve it.” At this, the hall erupted with laughter from everyone in the meeting room, including Prime Minister Modi.