Modi Sarkar is making some amendments on gold, and people are now taking the golden business, way too seriously. While, Aishwariya Rai is making rounds on television with a Bangle dress, a Maharashtrian politician made a special gold shirt for his 45th birthday.
Pankaj Parakh, a school dropout who made his fortune from his garment fabrication business and who is a corporator to boot, is all set to wear a pure gold shirt, on the occasion of his 45th birthday. Mr. Parakh admits he has been obsessed with gold since the age of five and so decided to make his birthday “a golden affair”. The shirt was designed by Bafna Jewellers of Nashik, 85 km away, and meticulously executed by Shanti Jewellers at Parel in Mumbai. It took a team of around 20 select artisans, who spent 3,200 hours over the past two months to ‘stitch’ it. Though made of gold, the shirt is fully flexible and comfortable, absolutely smooth and harmless and with a thin cloth lining the inside to avoid rubbing the body. Besides, it can be washed and hung-dried, and if torn or damaged, can be repaired and modified with a lifetime guarantee of durability.
Parakh offered a sneak peek of his treasured shirt and even wore it for a darshan of the city’s famed Siddhivinayak Temple before posing for some pictures near the temple, while curious onlookers watched from a distance. Besides wearing the gold shirt, Parakh also wore a gold belt, a pair of glasses with its frame made of the yellow metal and silver shoes. He plans to wear this shirt at a special function on his 45th birthday Friday, Parakh at a huge gathering that will include the likes of Maharashtra Tourism Minister Chhagan Bhujbal of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and around a dozen legislators of different parties and celebs.
Well, the man wore more jewelry than his wife, o his wedding day. He is bound to love all that glitters in yellow. Made with 4 kg gold, with 18 to 2 carat gold is worth Rs. 1.30 crore. Now, let’s see if Guinness Book of records is interested in this garment.
[Via – Financial-Express]