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Biden was 29 years old at the time and wanted to meet the man but that could not happen due to family and political commitments. Today, even after five decades, he wants to fulfill his wish and whenever he meets any Indian-American or Indian leader, he definitely mentions 'Biden from Mumbai'. He also told the story of 'Biden from Mumbai' while addressing people at the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai on 24 July 2013 on his first visit to India after becoming the Vice President of the US.
Biden told the people, 'It is an honor to come back to India and be here in Mumbai. I received a letter in 1972 when I was 29 years old and was elected to the US Senate, to which I still regret not replying. Perhaps a genealogist sitting in the audience could help me. I received a letter from Mumbai from a gentleman named Biden, in which he said that we both had a relationship with each other.
Biden said, 'Maybe our predecessors have some connection or someone came to Mumbai in 1700 to work in' East India Trading Company '. A few years later, during a speech in Washington DC, Biden said that his ancestors were one who worked for the 'East India Company' and who then went to India.
While addressing the 'US India Business Council' on 21 September 2015, Biden said that 'Biden from Mumbai' and my ancestors were probably one, in 1848, who used to work for 'East India Tea Company'. He probably married an Indian woman and remained in India. In 2013, Biden told people in Mumbai that if this is true then I can contest elections in India as well. During his speech there was a wave of laughter among the audience present there.