"@narendramodi @google Thanks for the warm wishes and hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon," Pichai, 43, replied to a tweet by Modi in which the premier had congratulated him on his new role.
    
"Congratulations @sundarpichai. My best wishes for the new role at @google," Modi had tweeted following the announcement that Pichai will head a new and slimmer Google, which will come under a new parent company Alphabet.
    
It is noteworthy that Pichai's appointment comes just over a month before Modi is scheduled to visit Silicon Valley in September and is expected to meet heads of various technology giants based there.
    
Silicon Valley's big names took to the micro-blogging site to congratulate Pichai on his elevation in the company he had joined in 2004.
    
Pichai thanked Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Apple Chief Tim Cook and others who congratulated him on his promotion. Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote on Twitter, "Really excited about the vision and brilliance of Sundar.. he's going to be a great CEO."
    
Pichai becomes only the third chief executive of the company after Schmidt and co-founder Larry Page.

 

 

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