|Born||11th June, 1998|
Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Indian Racing Driver, Businessman & Social-Worker
|👴 👵 Parent(s)||Shivaji Mohite (Father), Monika Mohite (Mother)|
Dhruv Mohite, also known as Dhruv Monika Shivaji Mohite, is an Indian motorsport racing driver from Kolhapur District. He is the first-ever Maharashtrian National champion to win ITC (Indian Touring Car Championship) for three-times. He, currently is a factory driver for Volkswagen Motorsport India.
Dhruv Mohite is the firstborn of Shivaji, and Monika Mohite who are settled in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. He is the grandson of R.M. Mohite, who sphere headed the Mohite Group in varied branches like dam construction, infrastructure, textiles, agriculture, mining, and hydropower. Dhruv practically grew up surrounded with grease and engine oils at the Mohite's workshop of the construction division.
He was nicknamed "child prodigy" of the Mohite's at the tender age of 5, when he began surprising the family with his wheels know-how. His driving skills caught father Shivaji's attention, and he gifted him an ATV at the age of 7. Shivaji Mohite himself was a National Motocross Champion in the late 1990s. He guided Dhruv into Go-Karting as it would strengthen his foundation from the onset. His debut race was in the year 2006 at the age of 8.
He is an active social worker and runs his own racing academy named Mohite's Racing Academy which was inaugurated in 2006 and the track is 1.2kms long, 8 meters wide and comprises of 13 corners. It also holds a National Grade A licence. Along with this, he is the Director of Shivaji Mohite Group. which was founded by Mohite family in the year 1990.
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