Vijay's passion for motorsport matured when he crossed Ladakh in a VW Beetle in 1996, and when he had the completely insane idea for a rally across the frozen plains of Rupshu (known as the Raid-de-Himalaya, this 2500km-long annual celebration of insanity is now 15 years old). The Mughal Rally is another brainchild of his. To take a hundred cars, on the route that Akbar used to conquer Kashmir (and one that Jehangir perished on) seemed a great way to spend a weekend. Four years into this conquest of the Pir Panjal, Vijay is constantly looking to newer frontiers. Recently, he took his KTM 450 to a podium finish in the Desert Storm rally, besting over 34 riders - all less than half his age!