Rolls Royce Story of Nawab of Bahawalpur
This is actually a bizarre revenge story and the victim was the famous Rolls Royce company. His Highness The Late Nawab of Bahawalpur took revenge to a whole new level.
Rolls Royce: At that time Rolls Royce limited editions were one of the best luxurious cars with unbeatable design, quality and style.
How History was made?
It all started in London on Bond Street located between Oxford Street and Piccadilly in the West End of London when His Highness casually walked into a Rolls Royce showroom to feel out the design, quality and request information about prices, features and specifications. But somehow was insulted by the sales person on duty who maybe misjudged because of the casual appearance and dressing of Nawab of Bahawalpur and thought that His Highness was just another penniless wasting his time and energy. This must have been the biggest mistake of his entire life.
The Nawab of Bahawalpur silently came back to his place and told his servants to call the showroom and tell them that the Nawab himself was interested in buying their cars. That was just it, a red carpet welcome was waiting for His Highness The Late Nawab of Bahawalpur. His Highness got there with his astonishing royal style, servants and of course in his royal costume. The Nawab purchased all six cars that were present at that time in the showroom with delivery service.
Rolls Royce and Waste Management
As soon as His Highness reached back home and the cars were delivered He ordered the municipal department to take control of these cars and use them for waste management of the city. The world’s best car of that time was used for transporting wastage of the city. This news spread all over the world very fast and was a shocker for the Rolls Royce company because their well earned reputation was at stake. Rolls Royce became a laughingstock as people used to reference Rolls Royce as a waste transporting van. This defamation of the company became unbearable and cost them a rapid drop in their revenue.
Upon investigation the Rolls Royce company came to know the whole matter, once they knew why this was happening to them they sent an official apology via telegram to the Nawab of Bahawalpur and requested His Highness to stop using Rolls Royce for transporting wastage.
At that time His Highness felt that they have learned their lesson and they are really sorry for what they did. He ordered to stop using Rolls Royce for garbage collection. This is how this revenge episode came to its end.
Misconception about this Rolls Royce Story
This same story is been retold so many times and in so many ways that I felt like correcting popular and common misconception about this Rolls Royce story.
This story is sometimes associated with Nizam of Hyderabad or the Indian King Jai Singh, MahaRaja of Alwar (Rajasthan) or MahaRaja Kishan Singh of Bharatpur or Maharaja of Patiala (Bhupinder Singh) and maybe some others. These Indian Kings and MahaRajas may have used brooms in front of their Rolls Royce car to protect the tiers and tubes from any type of sharp material to prevent a puncher.
But it was His Highness The Late Nawab of Bahawalpur who originally made this story a part of history.