August 21, 2014 Leave a comment
Remember Datta Phuge from last year? Link
Now here is a gentleman who has managed to top him:
Pankaj Parakh, a school dropout,made his fortune from his garment fabrication business ,is a corporator and no stranger to opulence. Whenever he ventures on to the streets in Yeola, 260 km from Mumbai, women stare at him and men glare at him as he is adorned with gold jewellery weighing at least two-three kg.
On his 45th birthday recently, Parakh wore his latest acquisition at a huge gathering including politicians and celebs.With the shirt and its seven gold buttons, Parakh hopes to enter the Guinness World Records and the Limca Book of Records.
“Gold has always fascinated me since I was five years old and studying in school. Over the years, I have become passionate about this royal metal. I have got this special shirt stitched to mark my 45th birthday.”
The shirt was designed by Bafna Jewellers of Nashik, 85 km away, and meticulously executed by Shanti Jewellers at Parel in Mumbai, where a team of around 20 select artisans spent 3,200 hours over the past two months to ‘stitch’ it.
Parakh, who took delivery in Mumbai, 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. Read more of this post